- La Brabançonne
- The Belgian national anthem "La Brabançonne" was sung for the first time at the Théâtre royal de la Monnaie on 12 September 1830.La Brabançonne also denotes an allegorical representation of the anthem. The sculpture depicts a woman unfurling the national flag. A quatrain from the anthem is engraved on the pedestal. Originally a stucco figure, the work was undertaken by Brussels-born sculptor Charles Samuel (1862-1939) and erected on the Grand' Place on the occasion of the triumphant return of King Albert I to Brussels following the armistice in World War I. City officials sought to have a permanent replica done by the sculptor. It was inaugurated on 16 November 1930 on the place Surlet de Chokier.
Historical Dictionary of Brussels. Paul F. State.