The capital city of Belgium, in the central part of the country. Once the chief town of Brabant, it was made (1530) the capital of the Netherlands under the Habsburgs. Officially bilingual (Flemish and French), it became capital of Belgium in 1830.
(place) Capital of Belgium, in the central part: headquarters of the European Union.
From Germanic, composed of words *brocca (“marsh”) + *sali (“building, room”), which is from Latincella.
Brussels Sentence Examples
Granvelle left Brussels on the 13th of March 1564, never to return.
These rules were borrowed almost word for word from the project drawn up at the Brussels international conference of 1874, which, though never ratified, was practically incorporated in the army regulations issued by the Russian government in connexion with the war of 18 77-7 8.
Giovanni, dating from 1576, is famous for its rich inlaid marbles, its Brussels tapestries, its roof painted by Matteo Preti (1661-1699), the picture by Michael Angelo da Caravaggio of the beheading of John the Baptist, numerous memorials of the knights and other relics.
Baron de Reiffenberg, Le Chevalier au cygne et Godfrey de Bouillon (Brussels, 2 vols., 1846-1848), in Mon.