Jacob van Artevelde

Person   Born 1290 Died 17/7/1345

Categories: Nationalism

During the French/England Hundred Years war this Flemish landowner led a rebellion in Ghent against the pro-French counts of Flanders who fled to France. He allied the previously neutral Flanders with the English against the French. He was murdered in 1345.

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Clock - nearby plaque

The plaque gives a labelled diagrammatic representation of the clock.

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