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Mathieu Laurent Joseph Brialmont

Leutenant-General Mathieu Laurent Joseph Brialmont was a Belgian army officer, politician and minister of defense and was the father of Henri-Alexis Brialmont. A veteran of the Napoleontic Wars he later served the United Kingdom of the Netherlands but became …

Henri-Alexis Brialmont

Henri-Alexis Brialmont

Leutenant-General Henri-Alexis Brialmont (1821-1903) was a Belgian army officer, engineer, politician, prolific writer during the second half of the 19th century. As a military architect he is considered to be the father of the Belgian national defense concept …