Auderghem, Brabant, Belgium Genealogy
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Auderghem is one of the nineteen municipalities located in the Brussels-Capital Region of Belgium. It is Located to the southeast of the capital, along the Woluwe valley and at the entrance to the Sonian Forest.
Auderghem is adjacent to the municipalities of Etterbeek, Ixelles - Elsene, Woluwe-Saint-Pierre - Sint-Pieters-Woluwe, and Watermael-Boitsfort - Watermaal-Bosvoorde.
Three forest villages, Auderghem, Watermael, and Boitsfort-Bosvoorde, were one for centuries. but in 1794, the soldiers of the French Revolution decided to separate these into three distinct municipalities.
In 1811, Napoleon decided to reunite the three villages, by imperial decree, into a single administrative entity. But Auderghem was withdrawn from this union by royal act, leaving Watermael-Boitsfort on its own. Auderghem then became an independent municipality in 1863.