|The Belgian Revolution|
Episode of the Belgian Revolution of 1830, Gustaf Wappers (1834), (Museum of Modern Art, Brussels)
|United Kingdom of the Netherlands|| Southern Provinces
Kingdom of the French
|Commanders and leaders|
|William I of the Netherlands||Erasme Louis Surlet de Chokier
Charles Latour Rogier
Étienne Maurice Gérard
On August 25, 1830 riots started in Brussels and shops were looted. There was an opera that was about liberty of the fatherland. After this people were angry. The King sent troops to stop the riots.
A battle took place in Brussels. The French came to support Belgium. Belgium won the battle and became independent. Leopold I was made "King of the Belgians" in 1831. It took until 1839 for the Dutch to say Belgium was independent. They signed the Treaty of London.