Monuments and Memorials of the Napoleonic Era

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IMPORTANT Petition in support of the project of extension of the historically protected Waterloo battlefield.
https://14388.lapetition.be/                                    Soutien au projet d'extension de la zone historique protégée du champ de bataille de Waterloo

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I support the project of the Walloon Region in Belgium to extend the historically protected area of the Waterloo battlefield. Thanks to the law of 26 March 1914, the area of the fighting between the British-Dutch Allies and the French has been protected and has kept its 1914 appearance. I support the new project of the Walloon Region to extend this area in order to include the area of the fighting between the French and the Prussians. That area is as important for History and for remembrance.
The 1914 law already protected 1346 acres, the current project aims at the protection of nearly twice this surface (2948 acres), mainly around Plancenoit, an area that is not protected.
The aim is to ensure the understanding of the armies' movements, protecting the landscape and safeguarding its agricultural use. Everything that was allowed will still be allowed, but the waiting period for some authorizations will sometimes be longer.

In red, the area protected by the 1914 law. In blue, the project of extension.
Minor errors are possible, the map has been made in all good faith.

 

 

             

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I started this website in French some eight years ago.  At that time, it was only dedicated to the marshals and generals of Napoleon, but I soon extended it to include other monuments and memorials, campaigns and many other things and -logically- (soon) also Napoleon's opponents and enemies.  This website doesn't claim to be exhaustive.  There are already so many books and websites on the subject, that it would be very difficult to tell something new about it. So my intention is not to present a complete biography of these personalities or to tell the campaigns once more.

I just want to take you in the footsteps of some great names and important events of this period, and have some battlefield walking with you, in order to show you monuments and memorials, commemorative plates or just some historic places.  The first place where these personalities are commemorated is often their hometown or village:  in some cases, the house where they were born still exists.  I shall not give a complete biography, for the reasons I have just given, but very often the memorials will do it for me.  Often, it is even a way to show how they were considered by the following generations and by the people who erected these monuments.  Of course, these brief historical surveys would often end with their grave, if the vicissitudes of the centuries have permitted them to still exist. When I thought it was appropriate or necessary, I given some historical critical comment, or even some corrections.  The monuments and memorials are given in the categories you'll find above, but the choice of the personalities was not always done on a historical or scientific base, very often, it is only the result of my own peregrinations.

I must also apologise to the English-speaking visitors, because currently, only a few pages are given in English.  There are two reasons for this: first of all, since I am working on this alone, I don't have the time to translate everything in English. Sorry for that. On the other hand, the most important thing on this website are the pictures. And the pictures speak for themselves!

As soon as I can, I'll give a priority to the pages on the Peninsular War and on British officers.

Of course, in the meantime, you can always ask a question or some explanation, or make a comment in English.  I'll try to answer as soon as I can, but keep in mind that this is only a hobby and that I have to give priority to my job.  So please be patient. And if I forget to answer you, don't hesitate to send a reminder.

Dominique Timmermans

Lieutenant-Colonel (R)
FINS (Fellow of the International Napoleonic Society)
Delegate of the President, Member of the Executive Committee and webmaster ACMN

President of the Association Franco-Européenne de Waterloo,

Vice-President (ACMN) of the Amis de Ligny ,
Member of the Souvenir Napoléonien - SRBEN - APN - Waterloo Committee - Bataillon Napoléon.

(Belgium)

But let the memorials speak...

 

 

  Page d'accueil générale en français :  http://napoleon-monuments.eu/

   

 Desgraciadamente, no tengo el tiempo o el espacio Internet (o la capacidad !) para presentar una versión castellana de este sitio.

 Pero Vd. puede dar comentarios o hacer preguntas en espaňol.   Les deseo una buena visita.

Tiene una página de presentación de la ASOCIACIÓN POR LA CONSERVACIÓN DE LOS MONUMENTOS NAPOLEÓNICOS en espaňol en el sitio del  Instituto Napoleónico México-Francia.

   

   Leider habe ich weder die Zeit noch den Internet-Raum, um Ihnen eine deutsche Version anzubieten.  Sie dürfen aber ruhig Fragen stellen oder ihre Kommentare geben in Deutsch.

 Ich wünsche Ihnen einen angenehmen Besuch.

   

 

 

 Jammer genoeg heb ik niet genoeg tijd of webruimte om u ook een Nederlandse versie van deze website aan te bieden.

 Maar stel gerust eventuele vragen of maak eventuele opmerkingen in het Nederlands. Ik zal u zo spoedig mogelijk antwoorden.

Ik wens u een aangenaam bezoek.

All the texts, pictures and photographs -unless otherwise indicated- are copyrighted © D. Timmermans.  If you want to use them, don't do like some people and ask me first! Any illicit - i.e. without prior written consent of the author of this website - of a picture taken from the website napoleon-monuments.eu will  be invoiced 30 EUR a piece. Anyone using a picture or a text agrees to the payment of this sum.


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If you are writing a book or making a website and you are looking for pictures (of tombs, monuments, memorials or battlefields), don't hesitate to contact me.  I have infinitely more than I can show on this website! 

Also, like I said, if you have remarks, collections or comments, please write!

Thanks in advance.

Dominique Timmermans

dominique.timmermans@skynet.be
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Latest update : see  NEWS

Number of visitors since 13/01/2007, until 05/01/2015 : 974.844 (not including the number underneath), that is an average of more than 600 visitors a day.  Add to that  more than 96.788 films seen on YouTube.

napoleon-monuments.eu in figures (05/12/2015) : 974.884 visitors + 43.483 visitors (on the previous website) + 96.788 views on Youtube  = 1.115.155 visitors !

Number of visitors since 06/03/2004 until 19/03/13, at the old address http://users.skynet.be/Empire/Napoleon1er/index.htm) : 43.483.

In all, more than 1.115.155 visitors ! Thanks to all of you!