Ermeton-sur-Biert

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Ermeton-sur-Biert
Ermeton-so-Bier  (Walloon)
Ermeton Abbey, formerly Ermeton Castle
Ermeton Abbey, formerly Ermeton Castle
Ermeton-sur-Biert is located in Belgium
Ermeton-sur-Biert
Ermeton-sur-Biert
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°17′53″N 4°43′12″E / 50.298°N 4.720°E / 50.298; 4.720
Country Belgium
Region Wallonia
Province Namur
Municipality Mettet
Postal codes
5644

Ermeton-sur-Biert (Walloon: Ermeton-so-Bier) is a village of Wallonia and a district of the municipality of Mettet, located in the province of Namur, Belgium.

There is a 14th-century castle in the village, which since 1936 has been in use as Ermeton Abbey and in 1973 was designated a heritage site.[1]

History[edit]

The lordship of Ermeton was created in the early 14th century by John I, Marquis of Namur. The last heir to the lordship, Henry de Villermont, died in combat in 1914.[2]

In 1903 Belgium's first union of farming women was founded at Ermeton-sur-Biert, leading to the establishment of the Cercle de Fermières at Namur in 1909.[3]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Heritage listing on the Portail Wallonie website. Accessed 15 January 2016.
  2. ^ Historique, Ermeton Abbey website. Accessed 15 January 2016.
  3. ^ Dictionnaire des femmes belges: XIXe et XXe siècles, ed. Éliane Gubin, Catherine Jacques, Valérie Piette & Jean Puissant (Brussels, 2006), pp. 199-200.