The industrial revolution in Belgium began in the 18th century with the arrival of the steam engine. In 1720, the first steam engine, based on the design of British inventor Thomas Newcomen, began to be used in the coal mines of Belgian city of Liege.
Did the Industrial Revolution start in Belgium?
The industrial revolution on the European continent began in Belgium. Before that, the country had traditionally enjoyed a vibrant trading tradition for many years. Textile production flourished in Flanders, iron processing in Walloon and there were large coal reserves in the south and east of the country.
Who brought industrial revolution to Belgium?
Two Englishmen, William and John Cockerill, brought the Industrial Revolution to Belgium by developing machine shops at Liège (c.
When did industrial revolution began in Belgium and Germany?
Britain met the criteria and industrialized starting in the 18th century. Britain exported the process to western Europe (especially Belgium, France, and the German states) in the early 19th century.