Memorial

Maison du Roi - Egmont and Hornes Grand Place, Maison du Roi

Plaque: Maison du Roi - Egmont and Hornes

In front of this building on 5 June 1568, during the rebellion against the authority of the Spanish King Philippe II, were beheaded the counts of Egmont and of Hornes, illustrious victims of the repression.

Original inscription:

DEVANT CET EDIFICE
FURENT DECAPITES, LE 5 JUIN 1568,
PENDANT LA REBELLION CONTRA
L’AUTORITE DU ROI D’ESPAGNE PHILIPPE II,
LES COMTES D’EGMONT ET DE HORNES,
ILLUSTRES VICTIMES DE LA REPRESSION

Site: Grand Place, Maison du Roi (2 memorials)

1000, Grand Place, Maison du Roi

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Subjects commemorated

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Count Lamoral d'Egmont

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Count Hornes

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