Wall charts, history and European Identity

EU Culture Programme; Education and Culture DG

Louis Napoleon at the ruin of Leyden (1807)

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Series:

History of the native country

Timeframe:

Civilians and steam engines

Scene of action:

Leyden

Illustrator:

Eichman, J.H. en Altmann, H.; A.A. Nunnink, lith.

Publisher:

L. de Fouw, Goes

Year of publication:

1856

Themes:

Nationalism   

On January 12th 1807 the town centre of Leyden was struck by an explosion. The blast was caused by an explosion on a ship which contained 37.000 pounds of gunpowder. 151 people died and over 200 were wounded. Louis Napoleon showed his compassion for the citizens after the explosion of the cargo ship.