Quatre Bras

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Quatre Bras ([kat.ʁə bʁɑ], French for crossroads; literally "four arms") is a hamlet in the municipality of Genappe, Wallonia, Belgium. It lies on the crossroad of the Charleroi-Brussels road (currently named N5) and the Nivelles-Namur road south of Genappe.

On June 16, 1815 near the crossroads of Quatre Bras, the Battle of Quatre Bras (part of the Waterloo Campaign) was fought between contingents of the Anglo-Allied army and the left wing of the French Army.[1] There are several monuments to the battle at Quatre Bras.[2]


  1. ^ "Battle of Quatre-Bras". www.britannica.com. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  2. ^ Muilwijk, Erwin (6 July 2013). "Monuments at Quatre Bras (1815)". Retrieved 18 August 2014.

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Coordinates: 50°34′17″N 4°27′12″E / 50.57139°N 4.45333°E / 50.57139; 4.45333