La Jambe de Bois lithograph by Jean-Baptiste Madou, 1830
|Born||April 4, 1794|
|Died||March 30, 1886(aged 91)|
|Place of birth||Liège, Prince-Bishopric of Liège|
|Place of death||Liège, Belgium|
French First Empire|
|Years of service||1813-1831|
|Awards||Iron Cross, Order of Leopold, Saint Helena Medal|
Jean-Joseph Charlier (Liège 4 April 1794 - Liège 30 March 1886) was a Belgian revolutionary, best known for his role on the barricades facing the Brussels Park during the Belgian Revolution. Charlier, who had lost his right leg at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, became a well-known figure of the revolution, knicknamed "wooden leg" (French language: Jambe de Bois).
Charlier was one of the 250 volunteers from Liège led by Charles Rogier.
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