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La Brabançonne
The "BRABANçONNE" (French: ) is the national anthem of Belgium
Belgium
. The originally-French title refers to Brabant ; the name is maintained untranslated in Belgium's other two official languages, Dutch and German . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Lyrics * 2.1 1830 original lyrics * 2.1.1 First version (August 1830) * 2.1.2 Second version (September 1830) * 2.1.3 Third version (1860) * 2.2 Current version * 3 Modern short trilingual version * 4 See also * 5 Notes * 6 External links HISTORYAccording to legend, the Belgian national anthem was written in September 1830, during the Belgian Revolution
Belgian Revolution
, by a young revolutionary called "Jenneval", who read the lyrics during a meeting at the Aigle d'Or café
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House Of Orange
The HOUSE OF ORANGE-NASSAU (in Dutch : Huis van Oranje-Nassau, pronounced ), a branch of the European House of Nassau , has played a central role in the politics and government of the Netherlands
Netherlands
— and at times in Europe
Europe
— especially since William the Silent
William the Silent
organized the Dutch revolt against Spanish rule, which after the Eighty Years\' War (1568–1648) led to an independent Dutch state . Several members of the house served during this war and after as stadtholder ("governor", Dutch stadhouder) during the Dutch Republic
Dutch Republic
. However, in 1815, after a long period as a republic, the Netherlands became a monarchy under the House of Orange-Nassau
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Belgian National Day
BELGIAN NATIONAL DAY (Dutch : Nationale feestdag van België; French : Fête nationale belge; German : Belgischer Nationalfeiertag) is the national holiday of Belgium
Belgium
celebrated on 21 July each year. It is one of ten public holidays in Belgium
Belgium
. The festival's formal establishment dates to a law of 27 May 1890 and commemorates an event on 21 July 1831 in which Leopold of Saxe-Cobourg swore allegiance to the new Belgian constitution , thus becoming the nation's first monarch . The king's vow marked the start of the independent state of Belgium
Belgium
under a constitutional monarchy and parliament. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 National Day
National Day
* 2 Events * 3 Notable events * 4 References * 5 Further reading * 6 External links HISTORY This section NEEDS ADDITIONAL CITATIONS FOR VERIFICATION
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O Canada
"O CANADA" (French : Ô Canada) is the national anthem of Canada
Canada
. The song was originally commissioned by Lieutenant Governor of Quebec Théodore Robitaille for the 1880 Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day ceremony; Calixa Lavallée composed the music, after which, words were written by the poet and judge Sir Adolphe-Basile Routhier . The lyrics were originally in French; an English version was created in 1906. Robert Stanley Weir wrote in 1908 another English version, which is the official and most popular version, one that is not a literal translation of the French. Weir's lyrics have been revised twice, taking their present form in 1980, but the French lyrics remain unaltered
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Low Countries
The LOW COUNTRIES (Dutch : De Lage Landen or De Nederlanden, French : Les Pays-Bas) is a coastal region in western Europe
Europe
, consisting especially of the Netherlands
Netherlands
and Belgium
Belgium
, and the low-lying delta of the Rhine
Rhine
, Meuse , Scheldt
Scheldt
, and Ems rivers where much of the land is at or below sea level. This wide area of Western Europe
Europe
roughly stretches from French Gravelines
Gravelines
and Dunkirk at its southwestern point, to the area of Dutch Delfzijl
Delfzijl
and German Eastern Frisia
Eastern Frisia
at its northeastern point, and to Luxembourg
Luxembourg
and French Thionville in the southeast
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Paris
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting : residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once. PARIS (locally ( listen )) is the capital and most populous city of France
France
. It has an area of 105 square kilometres (41 square miles) and a population of 2,229,621 in 2015 within its administrative limits. The city is both a commune and department and forms the centre and headquarters of the Île-de- France
France
, or Paris
Paris
Region, which has an area of 12,012 square kilometres (4,638 square miles) and a population in 2016 of 12,142,802, comprising roughly 18 percent of the population of France
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France
FRANCE (locally ), officially the FRENCH REPUBLIC (République française ), is a country with territory status in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories . The European, or metropolitan, area of France
France
extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea , and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean . The republic also includes French Guiana on the South American continent and several islands in the Atlantic , Pacific and Indian oceans. The country's 18 integral regions (5 of which are situated overseas) span a combined area of 643,801 square kilometres (248,573 sq mi) which, as of January 2017, has a total population of almost 67 million people. France
France
is a unitary semi-presidential republic with its capital in Paris
Paris
, the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre
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Arc De Triomphe
The ARC DE TRIOMPHE DE L\'ÉTOILE (French pronunciation: ( listen ), Triumphal Arch of the Star) is one of the most famous monuments in Paris
Paris
, standing at the western end of the Champs-Élysées
Champs-Élysées
at the center of Place Charles de Gaulle , formerly named Place de l'Étoile — the étoile or "star" of the juncture formed by its twelve radiating avenues. The Arc de Triomphe
Arc de Triomphe
should not be confused with a smaller arch, the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel , which stands west of the Louvre
Louvre
. The Arc de Triomphe
Arc de Triomphe
honours those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , with the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces
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Belgian (horse)
The BELGIAN HORSE or Belgian draft horse, also known as Belgian Heavy Horse, Brabançon, or Brabant, is a draft horse breed from the Brabant region of modern Belgium, where it is called the Cheval de trait belge or Flemish : Belgisch Trekpaard or Brabants Trekpaard or Brabander. It is one of the strongest of the heavy breeds. The breed associations are the Société Royale Le Cheval de Trait Belge/ Koninklijke Maatschappij het Belgisch Trekpaard and the Eleveurs Wallons du Cheval de Trait Belge/ Vlaamse Fokkers van het Belgisch Trekpaard. CONTENTS * 1 Characteristics * 2 Breed history * 3 Uses * 4 Other meanings * 5 References CHARACTERISTICSThe Belgian Heavy Draft horse
Draft horse
stands between 16.2 and 17 hands (66 and 68 inches, 168 and 173 cm). On average the Belgian grows to weigh slightly over 900 kilograms (2,000 pounds). Most American Belgians are a light chestnut with a flaxen mane and tail
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Brabantian
BRABANTIAN or BRABANTISH, also BRABANTIC (Dutch : Brabants, Standard Dutch pronunciation: , Brabantian: ), is a dialect group of the Dutch language . It is named after the historical Duchy of Brabant , part of the Duchy of Burgundy
Duchy of Burgundy
, which corresponded mainly to the Dutch provinces of North Brabant
North Brabant
and southern Gelderland
Gelderland
, the Belgian provinces of Antwerp
Antwerp
and Flemish Brabant
Flemish Brabant
, as well as the Brussels-Capital Region
Brussels-Capital Region
(where its native speakers have become a minority) and the province of Walloon Brabant . Brabantian
Brabantian
expands into small parts in the west of Limburg while its strong influence on the Flemish
Flemish
dialects in East-Flanders
East-Flanders
weakens towards the west
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Regent
A REGENT (from the Latin
Latin
regens, " ruling" ) is "a person appointed to administer a state because the monarch is a minor, is absent or is incapacitated." The rule of a regent or regents is called a REGENCY. A regent or regency council may be formed ad hoc or in accordance with a constitutional rule. "Regent" is sometimes a formal title. If the regent is holding his position due to his position in the line of succession , the compound term prince regent is often used; if the regent of a minor is his mother, she is often referred to as "queen regent". If the formally appointed regent is unavailable or cannot serve on a temporary basis, a Regent
Regent
ad interim may be appointed to fill the gap. In a monarchy, a regent usually governs due to one of these reasons, but may also be elected to rule during the interregnum when the royal line has died out
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King Of The Belgians
The MONARCHY OF BELGIUM is a constitutional , popular and hereditary monarchy whose incumbent is titled the King or Queen of the Belgians (Dutch : Koning(in) der Belgen, French : Roi / Reine des Belges, German : König(in) der Belgier) and serves as the country's head of state . There have been seven Belgian monarchs since independence in 1830. The incumbent, Philippe , ascended the throne on 21 July 2013, following the abdication of his father
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St. Michael And St. Gudula Cathedral
The CATHEDRAL OF ST. MICHAEL AND ST. GUDULA (French : Co-Cathédrale collégiale des Ss-Michel et Gudule, Dutch : Collegiale Sint-Michiels- en Sint-Goedele-co-kathedraal ) is a Roman Catholic
Roman Catholic
church in Brussels , Belgium
Belgium
. The church was given cathedral status in 1962 and has since been the co-cathedral of the Archdiocese of Mechelen- Brussels
Brussels
, together with St. Rumbold\'s Cathedral in Mechelen . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Features * 2.1 The exterior * 2.2 The interior * 2.3 Falcons in the cathedral * 3 Administration * 4 Accessibility * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links HISTORYA chapel dedicated to St. Michael was probably built on the Treurenberg hill as early as the 9th century. In the 11th century it was replaced by a Romanesque church
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Michael (archangel)
MICHAEL ( ; Hebrew : מִיכָאֵל‎, translit. Micha'el or Mîkhā'ēl, lit. 'Who is like God? '‎; Greek : Μιχαήλ, translit. Mikhaḗl; Latin : Michael or Michahel; Arabic
Arabic
: ميخائيل‎, translit. Mīkhā'īl‎) is an archangel in Judaism , Christianity , and Islam . In Roman Catholic , Eastern Orthodox , Anglican , and Lutheran
Lutheran
traditions, he is called "Saint Michael the Archangel" and "Saint Michael". In the Oriental Orthodox and Eastern Orthodox traditions, he is called " Taxiarch Archangel Michael" or simply " Archangel Michael". Michael is mentioned three times in the Book of Daniel
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Grammatical Gender
In linguistics , GRAMMATICAL GENDER is a specific form of noun-class system in which the division of noun classes forms an agreement system with another aspect of the language, such as adjectives, articles, pronouns, or verbs. This system is used in approximately one quarter of the world's languages . In these languages, most or all nouns inherently carry one value of the grammatical category called gender; the values present in a given language (of which there are usually two or three) are called the genders of that language. According to one definition: "Genders are classes of nouns reflected in the behaviour of associated words." Common gender divisions include masculine and feminine; masculine, feminine and neuter; or animate and inanimate. In a few languages, the gender assignment of nouns is solely determined by their meaning or attributes, like biological sex, humanness, animacy
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Proper Noun
A PROPER NOUN is a noun that in its primary application refers to a unique entity, such as London
London
, Jupiter
Jupiter
, Sarah
Sarah
, or Microsoft
Microsoft
, as distinguished from a COMMON NOUN, which usually r