Place des Martyrs or Martyrs square was completed in 1775 on a spot that used to be filled with green grass where drapers came to lay their fabrics to dry.
This statue is to remember and honor the death of the 455 patriots who died a Martyrs death in the 1830 uprising
The four angels that surround the statue are there to look after them in their eternal resting place
Here is the monument to Count Frédéric de Mérode
He was wounded near Bercherm in 1830 and later died of his wounds