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National events in the Cathedral

Throughout its history, the Cathedral has witnessed numerous national religious celebrations :

1312 October Funeral ceremony of John II, Duke of Brabant
1330 July Funeral ceremony of the Duke's wife, Margaret of York, daughter of the King of England
1435 Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, convenes in the Cathedral a Chapter of the Golden Fleece
1446 August Funeral ceremony of Catherine of Valois, wife of Charles the Bold
1480 January Baptism of Margaret of Austria, daughter of Mary of Burgundy and Maximilian of Austria
1498 November   Baptism of Eleonora, sister of Charles V, the future Queen of France
1516 March Charles V, Prince of the former Netherlands, is proclaimed King of Spain
1568 June The bodies of the Counts of Egmont and Hornes, Knights of the Golden Fleece, are brought to the Cathedral
1599 september Joyous Entry into Brussels of Archduke Albert and Archduchess Isabella, governors of the former Netherlands
1622 March Funeral ceremony of Archduke Albert
1650 january Funeral ceremony of Archduchess Isabella, who died in 1633
1745 december Funeral ceremony of Archduchess Marie-Anne, wife of Charles of Lorraine
1780 Funeral ceremony of Charles of Lorraine
1803 july Te Deum in the presence of Napoleon and his wife
1815 july Te Deum to celebrate the victory of Waterloo
1926 november Wedding of Prince Leopold and Princess Astrid
1934 february Funeral ceremony of King Albert l
1935 september  Funeral ceremony of Queen Astrid
1959 2 july Wedding of Prince Albert and Princess Paola
1960 16 december Wedding of King Baudouin and Queen Fabiola
1965 30 november  Funeral ceremony of Queen Elisabeth
1993 7 august National funeral ceremony of King Baudouin
1995 4 june (Pentecost) Visit of Pope John Paul II
1999 4 december Wedding of Prince PHILIP of Belgium and Lady MATHILDE d' Udekem d' Acoz

2003 12 april Wedding of Prince LAURENT of Belgium and Miss Claire Coombs.