Ligny (Walloon: Ligné) is a Walloon village in the municipality of Sombreffe, Namur Province, Belgium.

Ligny

Ligné
Village
Ligny Station
Ligny Station
Ligny is located in Belgium
Ligny
Ligny
Coordinates: 50°30′43″N 4°34′29″E / 50.51194°N 4.57472°E / 50.51194; 4.57472Coordinates: 50°30′43″N 4°34′29″E / 50.51194°N 4.57472°E / 50.51194; 4.57472
Country Belgium
Province Namur
MunicipalitySombreffe
Area
 • Total5.89 km2 (2.27 sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)

Previously its own municipality, a 1977 fusion of the Belgian municipalities made it an ancienne commune of Sombreffe.

HistoryEdit

It is known as the site of the 1815 Battle of Ligny, where Napoleon achieved his last ever victory, defeating Blücher, while the forces of Wellington and Marshal Ney were engaging each other at the Battle of Quatre Bras. Two days later, the combined forces of both opponents met at the Battle of Waterloo.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sombreffe (Municipality, Province of Namur, Belgium)". crwflags.com. 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2016.

  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainWood, James, ed. (1907). "Ligny". The Nuttall Encyclopædia. London and New York: Frederick Warne.