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Who we are

Background

The “Committee for the Historical Study of the battle of Waterloo” also known as the Waterloo Committee was founded in 1973 as an initiative of the eighth Duke of Wellington, Prince of Waterloo. The following year, under the Presidency of Count Jean-Charles Snoy et d'Oppuers, negotiator and signatory to the Treaty of Rome, it was established as a charitable association under Belgian law.

The Waterloo Committee has been organised, since its creation, by eminent historians of the 1815 campaign and the Napoleonic period. Historians such as the late Henri BernardJacques-Henri Pirenne and Jacques Logie (who was president of the Waterloo Committee between 2000 and 2007) were succeeded notably by Philippe de Callatäy and Philippe de Meulenaere. Philippe de Callatäy is also part of the International Scientific Committee set up to supervise the renovation of the site of the battle of Waterloo and, with the bicentenary of the battle in 2015, the construction of a new Memorial for visitors.

Administrative council

The Waterloo Committee has a Board of Directors composed of fourteen members democratically elected by a general assembly. The President of the Board of Directors is currently Baron Bernard Snoy, son of Count Snoy et d'Oppuers, who has himself represented Belgium in several international institutions.

Honorary President

His Grace The Duke of Wellington, Prince of Waterloo

President

Baron Bernard Snoy

Vice-president

Mrs Collinet - Baroness d'Otreppe de Bouvette

Secretary

Mr Roland Dierckx de Casterlé

Treasurer

Mr Léopold de Callataÿ

Directors

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To know more…

The official guide of the Waterloo Committee, a reference to better understand the battle and what was at stake, to know all about the protagonists, cross the battle field and discover the monuments and the iconic sites.