The 19th century in Brussels: 1892

The year 1892 witnessed interesting developments in international politics. As an example Germany, and Great Britain signed the Heligoland-Zanzibar Agreement exchanging control over a number of territories.

In 1892 King Leopold II of Belgium issues two decrees partitioning the Independant State of Congo in several economic zones. Also in that year two companies are established: the “Société Anversoise” and the Abir Congo Company (Anglo-Belgian India Rubber Company), later known as the Compagnie du Congo Belge.

The pictures inserted inserted in this post include a memorial of Brussels painter Armand Massonet, a house built by the brothers De Rycker (see also my post on 1897), a street sign with the name of a Belgian soldier who fought in Congo against the “esclavagistes“.

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