Timeline of Antwerp

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The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Antwerp, Belgium.

Prior to 13th century[edit]

  • from abt. 150 - abt. 250-270: Gallo-roman settlement in het centre of Antwerpen (at "Willem Ogierplaats").[1][2][3]
  • abt 700 : Oldest mention of the name Andoverpis in a written source : the Vita Eligii dated early 8th century (abt. 700).[4]
  • 739: death of bisshop Willibrordus, later Sint-Willibrordus[5]
  • 978: Treaty of Margut-sur-Chiers, between France and German empire, the river Scheldt is recognised as the border between Neustrië and Lotharingie[6]
  • 980 - the German Emperor Otto II awarded Antwerp a margraviate, and build a fortification on the wharf (de burg) with a ditch the "burchtgracht"
  • 1100 The Roya is a small natural river that runs outside the "Burchtgracht"
  • 1104 The fortification of the "Burcht" is reinforced by Emperor Hendrik IV. The wall's height in increased from 5 metres (16 ft) to 12 metres (39 ft) tis thickness from 1.35 metres (4.4 ft) to 2 metres (6.6 ft)
  • 1109: Antwerp starts making city canals the "ruienstelsel" From the Koolvliet in the north via, Holenrui, Minderbroedersrui to Suikerrui and Botervliet in the south

13th - 15th century[edit]

16th century[edit]

City of Antwerp, 1572

17th century[edit]

18th century[edit]

  • 1745 - Royal Residence built on the Meir.
  • 1746 - Osterrieth House built on the Meir.
  • 1750 - Royal Horticultural and Agricultural Society exhibitions begin (approximate date).[18]
  • 1755 - Royal Palace built.[9]
  • 1790 - Population: 40,000.[9]
  • 1795 - City becomes capital of French département Deux-Nèthes.

19th century[edit]

20th century[edit]

21st century[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Stadsarcheologie, Tony Oost 1976-1982, site 'Stadsparking'
  2. ^ Oost, Tony: De bewoning te Antwerpen tijdens de Gallo-Romeinse periode. In: Warmenbol-feit-1987
  3. ^ Oost, T.: De opgravingen "Stadsparking" te Antwerpen: een voorlopig verslag (dec. 1974-maart 1976). In: "Antwerpen", 22 (1976), 2: 68-76. www zie: Archeoweb Antwerpen [1]
  4. ^ Verhulst-1978
  5. ^ warmenbol-feit-1987, p.174
  6. ^ [prims-asia31, p.55 [2]
  7. ^ Antwerp city website, museum Vleeshuis
  8. ^ Antwerp city website , Museum Vleeshuis
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac "Antwerp", Belgium and Holland: Handbook for Travellers (6th ed.), Leipsic: Karl Baedeker, 1881 
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Antwerp", The Encyclopaedia Britannica (11th ed.), New York: Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1910, OCLC 14782424 
  11. ^ Frans Olthoff (1891). De boekdrukkers, boekverkoopers en uitgevers in Antwerpen (in Dutch). Antwerpen: Ruef. 
  12. ^ Stephen Rose (2005). "Places and Institutions". In Tim Carter and John Butt. Cambridge History of Seventeenth-Century Music. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-79273-8. 
  13. ^ Grapheus, Cornelius. "Spectaculorum in susceptione Philippi Hispan. Princ. a. 1549 Antverpia aeditorum mirificus apparatus". Europeana. Retrieved 2013-01-08. 
  14. ^ Theodore Low De Vinne (1888), Christopher Plantin, and the Plantin-Moretus Museum at Antwerp, New York: Printed for the Grolier Club 
  15. ^ Bochius, Johannes, 1555-1609. "Historica narratio profectionis et inavgvrationis serenissimorvm Belgii principvm Alberti et Isabellae, Avstriae archidvcvm". Europeana. Retrieved 2013-01-08. . Margit Thøfner (1999). "Marrying the City, Mothering the Country: Gender and Visual Conventions in Johannes Bochius's Account of the Joyous Entry of the Archduke Albert and the Infanta Isabella into Antwerp". Oxford Art Journal 22. 
  16. ^ "Entry of Ferdinand, Infante of Spain, into Antwerp. (Antwerp: 15th May, 1635)". Treasures in Full: Renaissance Festival Books. British Library. Retrieved August 2014. 
  17. ^ Hans Vlieghe (1976). "The Decorations for Archduke Leopold William's State Entry into Antwerp". Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes. 
  18. ^ "The Great Horticultural Show at Antwerp". Journal of Horticulture and Cottage Gardener (London). April 8, 1875. 
  19. ^ The Bibliographer (London). April 1883.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  20. ^ Annales de la Société de médecine d'Anvers (in French). 1863. 
  21. ^ Promenade au jardin zoologique d'Anvers (in French). 1861. 
  22. ^ The Art Journal, London, May 1, 1852 
  23. ^ Edouard Seve (July 1897). "L'Enseignement technique et commercial en Belgique". Journal of the Society of Arts (in French) (London). Institut Supérieur de Commerce d'Anvers 
  24. ^ Catalogue du Musée d'antiquités d'Anvers (in French) (3rd ed.), 1885 
  25. ^ George Grove (1900), "Benoit", Dictionary of music and musicians, London: Macmillan 
  26. ^ Memoires de la societe de geographie d'Anvers (in French) 1, Anvers, 1879 
  27. ^ Inge Bertels (2007). "Expressing Local Specificity: The Flemish Renaissance Revival in Belgium and the AntwerpCity Architect Pieter Jan Auguste Dens". Architectural History 50. 
  28. ^ G. Thomann (1886), Some thoughts on the International Temperance meeting, held at Antwerp in September, 1885, New York 
  29. ^ Bulletin officiel du VIme Congrès international de la paix tenu à Anvers (Belgique) du 29 août au 1r septembre 1894, 1895 
  30. ^ "State archives in Antwerp". State Archives in Belgium. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  31. ^ "Historiek" (in Dutch). Artesis Hogeschool Antwerpen - Koninklijk Conservatorium. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  32. ^ Ian V. Hogg (1998). "Antwerp". Historical Dictionary of World War I. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 978-0-8108-3372-2. 
  33. ^ "History". Zeno X Gallery. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  34. ^ Karel Vroom (1991). "Antwerp: A Modern City with a Significant Historic Heritage". GeoJournal 24. 
  35. ^ "Belgian mayors". City Mayors.com. London: City Mayors Foundation. Retrieved April 29, 2013. 
  36. ^ "Geschiedenis stadsarchief" (in Dutch). FelixArchief. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  37. ^ "History". Antwerp World Diamond Centre. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 

This article incorporates information from the Dutch Wikipedia and the French Wikipedia.

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