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Encyclopedia > Battle of Beverhoutsveld
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Prelude

The city of Ghent had rebelled against their lord, count Louis II of Flanders, in 1379. The powerful guilds in Ghent did not take kindly to his rule, and wanted more privileges and less interference from the count. The nearby city of Bruges was a loyal supporter of the count and this only served to fan the flames of the rivalry between the two cities, both commercial powerhouses. Louis II of Flanders (October 25, 1330, Mâle – January 30, 1384, Lille), known as Louis of Mâle, was the son of Louis I of Flanders and Marguerite of France, and Count of Flanders. ... Geography Country Belgium Community Flemish Community Region Flemish Region Province West Flanders Arrondissement Bruges Coordinates , , Area 138. ...


The Battle

Battle of Beverhoutsveld
Part of Ghent rebellion
Date May 13, 1382
Location Bruges
Result Ghent victory
Combatants
County of Flanders Ghent rebels
Commanders
Louis II of Flanders, Count of Flanders Philip van Artevelde, leader of the Ghent Rebels

The Battle of Beverhoutsveld took place on May 3, 1382, on a field situated between the towns of Beernem, Oostkamp and Assebroek. It marked an important phase in the rebellion of Ghent (led by Philip van Artevelde) against count Louis II of Flanders. May 13 is the 133rd day of the year (134th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events End of the reign of Emperor Go-Enyu of Japan, fifth and last of the Northern Ashikaga Pretenders Emperor Go-Komatsu ascends to the throne of Japan John Wyclifs teachings are condemned by the Synod of London. ... Geography Country Belgium Community Flemish Community Region Flemish Region Province West Flanders Arrondissement Bruges Coordinates , , Area 138. ... The geographical region and former county of Flanders contains not only the two Belgian provinces but also the present-day French département of Nord, in parts of which there is still a Flemish-speaking minority, and the southern part of the Dutch province of Zeeland known as Zeeuws-Vlaanderen... Geography Country Belgium Community Flemish Community Region Flemish Region Province East Flanders Arrondissement Ghent Coordinates Area 156. ... Louis II of Flanders (October 25, 1330, Mâle – January 30, 1384, Lille), known as Louis of Mâle, was the son of Louis I of Flanders and Marguerite of France, and Count of Flanders. ... The counts of Flanders ruled over the county of Flanders from the 9th century. ... Philip van Artevelde (1340? - 1382) was a Flemish patriot. ... Geography Country Belgium Community Flemish Community Region Flemish Region Province East Flanders Arrondissement Ghent Coordinates Area 156. ... May 3 is the 123rd day of the year (124th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events End of the reign of Emperor Go-Enyu of Japan, fifth and last of the Northern Ashikaga Pretenders Emperor Go-Komatsu ascends to the throne of Japan John Wyclifs teachings are condemned by the Synod of London. ... Beernem is a rural municipality in the Belgian province of West Flanders, located southeast of Bruges. ... Oostkamp is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. ... Church of Ver-Assebroek, photo: Dries Declercq The concentrical rings, photo: www. ... Geography Country Belgium Community Flemish Community Region Flemish Region Province East Flanders Arrondissement Ghent Coordinates Area 156. ... Philip van Artevelde (1340? - 1382) was a Flemish patriot. ...


The Gent-Oostende canal is one of the oldest shipping routes in Belgium. A natural watercourse between the towns of Bruges and Beernem was adapted for this shipping route. It was this piece of canal that caused the conflict between the Bruges and Ghent people. Geography Country Belgium Community Flemish Community Region Flemish Region Province West Flanders Arrondissement Bruges Coordinates , , Area 138. ... Beernem is a rural municipality in the Belgian province of West Flanders, located southeast of Bruges. ... Geography Country Belgium Community Flemish Community Region Flemish Region Province West Flanders Arrondissement Bruges Coordinates , , Area 138. ... Geography Country Belgium Community Flemish Community Region Flemish Region Province East Flanders Arrondissement Ghent Coordinates Area 156. ...


To force Ghent to surrender, the Count of Flanders had blockaded the access roads to the city. Philip van Artevelde, the leader of the Ghent rebels, was attempting to negotiate with the Count in Doornik, but these negotiations failed and the only option was to assault the town of Bruges to force access to the sea. Categories: Belgium-related stubs | Belgian towns | UN World Heritage Sites | Romanesque architecture ...


The Bruges warriors appeared on the battlefield after the annual Blood Procession, a religious holiday in Bruges. The soldiers came straight from the various inns and taverns around the area, and many had stopped along the way to drink themselves into extra courage. After a short battle Artevelde defeated the Bruges army (who were in no condition for serious combat), and occupied the town of Bruges that same day. Count Louis II managed to escape and fled to the town of Rijssel. Legend says the Ghent warriors removed the Dragon from the St. Donaaschurch in Bruges and transported it to Ghent to mount it on the Belfort tower there. New city flag Traditional coat of arms Motto: – Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country France Region Nord-Pas de Calais Department Nord (59) Intercommunality Urban Community of Lille Métropole Mayor Martine Aubry  (PS) (since 2001) City Statistics Land area¹ 39. ...


Aftermath

Philip van Artevelde's victory caused uprisings all over Flanders; only Dendermonde and Oudenaarde remained loyal to the Count. This victory had repercussions abroad as well; uprisings and riots broke out in Holland, Leuven, Paris, Rouen and Amiens. Dendermonde (French: Termonde) is a city and municipality located in Flanders, one of the three regions of Belgium, and in the Flemish province of East Flanders. ... Oudenaarde (French Audenarde, English sometimes Oudenarde) is a municipality in Flanders, one of the three regions of Belgium, and in the Flemish province of East Flanders. ... Holland is a region in the central-western part of the Netherlands with a population of 6. ... Leuven   (French Louvain, German Löwen) is the capital of the province of Flemish Brabant in Flanders, Belgium, European Union. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Paris Eiffel tower as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ... Rouen Cathedral The entrance to Rouen Cathedral The Church of Jean dArc Abbey church of Saint-Ouen, (chevet) in Rouen Rouen, medieval house Rue St-Romain on a rainy day in Rouen Rouen (pronounced in French, sometimes also ) is the historical capital city of Normandy, in northwestern France on... Amiens is a city and commune in the north of France, 120 km north of Paris. ...


Philip van Artevelde died a few months later in a new battle with the Count in the Battle of Westrozebeke. Louis II of Flanders died in combat in Saint-Omer (Sint-Omaars) in 1384. Combatants France Count of Flanders Flemish towns led by Ghent Commanders Charles VI of France Philip the Bold, Duke of Burgundy Philip Van Artevelde (killed) Strength 16,000 16,000 Casualties unknown higher than the French casualties The Battle of Roosebeke was fought in 1382 between the French and Castilians... Saint-Omer, a town and commune of Artois in northern France, sous-préfecture of the Pas-de-Calais département, 42 miles west-north-west of Lille on the railway to Calais. ... Events May / September 3 - Siege of Lisbon by the Castilian army, during the 1383-1385 Crisis Births Antoine, Duke of Brabant (died 1415) St Frances of Rome (died 1440) Khalil Sultan, ruler of Transoxiana (died 1411) Deaths January 1 - King Charles II of Navarre (b. ...


It was only in 1613 that the cities managed to negotiate an agreement to dig the canal between Ghent and Bruges. The execution of the work was entrusted to the Dutch in the Republic of the 7 United Provinces, and the canal was opened in 1621. Events January - Galileo observes Neptune, but mistakes it for a star and so is not credited with its discovery. ... 1621 was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ...


A memorial plaque commemorating the battle can be found in the Bibliotheekstraat in Ghent.


Links

  • Beverhoutsroute bij www.beernem.be (Dutch)
  • Kroniek van Vlaanderen (Dutch)

 
 

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