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Mechelen: Grote Markt square, with St. Rumbolds Cathedral in the background
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Location of Mechelen in Antwerp province
Location of Mechelen in Antwerp province

Mechelen (French, Malines; German, Mecheln; English traditional name, Mechlin) is a city and municipality located in Antwerp Province, Flanders, Belgium. The municipality comprises the city of Mechelen proper with some quarters at its outskirts; its hamlets of adjacent Nekkerspoel and at a few kilometres Battel; as well as the villages of Walem, Heffen, Hombeek, Leest, and Muizen. On 1 January 2005 Mechelen had a total population of 77,480. The total area is 65.19 km², giving a population density of 1,188.53 inhabitants per km². Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 740 KB) en:Mechelen Cathedral, taken by Donar Reiskoffer, File links The following pages link to this file: Mechelen ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 740 KB) en:Mechelen Cathedral, taken by Donar Reiskoffer, File links The following pages link to this file: Mechelen ... Image File history File links MechelenLocatie. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... A municipality or general-purpose district (compare with: special-purpose district) is an administrative local area generally composed of a clearly defined territory and commonly referring to a city, town, or village government. ... Antwerp is the northernmost province of Flanders and of Belgium. ... Flanders (Dutch: Vlaanderen) has several main meanings: the social, political and cultural community of the Flemings, through its social and political organizations, its media, universities, ... ; some prefer to call this the Flemish community, other refers to this as the Flemish nation; a constituent governing institution of the federal Belgian... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ...

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History

Archaeological proof of habition during the La Tène era in the triangle Brussels-Leuven-Antwerp, mainly concentrated around Mechelen which originated in wetlands, includes an 8.4 metre long canoe cut from an oak tree-trunk and a settlement of about five wooden houses, at Nekkerspoel. This article or section should include material from La Tene The La Tène culture is a late Iron Age culture named after the archaeological site of La Tene on the north side of Lake Neuchatel in Switzerland, where a rich trove of artifacts were discovered by Hansli Kopp in 1857. ...


The area of Mechelen was settled on the banks of the river during the Gallo-Roman period as evidenced by several Roman ruins and roads. Upon Rome's declining influence, during the 3rd-4th century the area became inhabited by Germanic tribes, a few centuries later Christianized assumedly by the Irish or Scottish missionary St. Rumbold, (Rombout in Dutch), who also would have built a monastery. This article covers the culture of Romanized areas of Gaul. ... The Roman Forum was the central area around which ancient Rome developed. ... The term Germanic tribes applies to the ancient Germanic peoples of Europe. ... St Francis Xavier converting the Paravas: a 19th-century image of the docile heathen Ansgar, the 9th century apostle of the North in an 1830 drawing. ... Saint Rumbold (or Rumold, Rumoldus, Rombout, Rombaut) (d. ...


Antwerp lost profitable stapelrechten (rights as first seller) for wool, oats and salt to Mechelen in 1303 when John II, Duke of Brabant, granted City rights to the town. This started a controversy between these cities that would last well into the 20th century... and possibly beyond. Jan II van Brabant (September 27, 1275 – October 27, 1312, Tervuren), also called John II, the Peaceful, was Duke of Brabant, Lothier and Limburg (1294–1312). ... Coat of arms of Dukes of Brabant The Duchy of Brabant was formally erected in 1183/1184. ... Town privileges was an important feature of European towns during most of the 2nd millenium. ...


In the 15th century, the city came under the reign of the Dukes of Burgundy, marking the beginning of a prosperous period. In 1473 Charles the Bold moved several political entities to the city, and Mechelen served as the seat of the Superior Court until the French Revolution. The Duchy of Burgundy, today Bourgogne, has its origin in the small portion of traditional lands of Burgundians west of river Saône which in 843 was allotted to Charles the Balds kingdom of West Franks. ... Charles the Bold Charles, called the Bold (French: Charles le Téméraire) (November 10, 1433 – January 5, 1477) was Duke of Burgundy from 1467 to 1477. ... Liberty Leading the People, a painting by Delacroix commemorating the July Revolution of 1830 but which has come to be generally accepted as symbolic of French popular uprisings against the monarchy in general and the French Revolution in particular. ...


The highly lucrative cloth trade gained Mechelen wealth and power during the Late Middle Ages and it even became the capital of the Low Countries (very roughly the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg) in the first half of the 16th century under Margarete of Austria's reign. Dante by Michelino The Late Middle Ages is a term used by historians to describe European history in the period of the 14th and 15th centuries (1300–1500 CE). ... The Low Countries, the historical region of de Nederlanden, are the countries (see Country) on low-lying land around the delta of the Rhine, Scheldt, and Meuse (Maas) rivers. ... Portrait of Margaret of Austria, dressed as a widow, by Bernard van Orley The Archduchess Margaret (Margaretha) of Austria (10 January 1480 – 1 December 1530) was a Habsburg princess, the daughter of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor and Mary of Burgundy. ...


During the 16th century the city's political influence decreased dramatically, due to many governmental institutes being moved to Brussels. The city compensated for this by increased attention in the religious arena: in 1559 it was proclaimed an Archdiocese, for Belgium not sharing this title with Brussels before 1961. In 1572, during the Eighty Years' War, the city was burned and sacked by the Spanish. After this pillaging, the city was rebuilt. It was during this time that the tradition of furniture making, still seen today, began. Map showing the location of Brussels in Belgium Brussels City Hall Emblem of the Brussels-Capital Region Flag of The City of Brussels Brussels (Dutch: Brussel, pronounced ; French: Bruxelles, pronounced in Belgian French and often by non-Belgian speakers of French; German: Brüssel) is the capital of Belgium, the... In some Christian churches, the diocese is an administrative territorial unit governed by a bishop, sometimes also referred to as a bishopric or episcopal see, though more often the term episcopal see means the office held by the bishop. ... The Eighty Years War, or Dutch Revolt, was the war of secession between the Netherlands and the Spanish king, that lasted from 1568 to 1648. ...


The city entered the industrial age in the 19th century, becoming the hub of the Belgian railway network, with the first train linking Brussels with Mechelen in 1835. This led to a development of metalworking industries, among others the central railway workshops which are still located in the town today. Map showing the location of Brussels in Belgium Brussels City Hall Emblem of the Brussels-Capital Region Flag of The City of Brussels Brussels (Dutch: Brussel, pronounced ; French: Bruxelles, pronounced in Belgian French and often by non-Belgian speakers of French; German: Brüssel) is the capital of Belgium, the... | Come and take it, slogan of the Texas Revolution 1835 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


Local Fame

Folklore

Most cities in Flanders have a mock name for their inhabitants. For their heroic attempt to fight the fire high up in the Saint-Rumbolds Tower - where the gothic windows had shown the flaring of only the moon between clouds... since 1687, Mechlinians are called Maneblussers (Moon Extinguishers).


Once in 25 years, the Cavalcade reminds of the arrival of the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian of Austria, father of Margarete, and other major events of the city's past; it is followed along the streets by the Ommegang. The latter had an extra edition in 2000 for the 500th anniversary of Charles Quint. This cortege shows the city's six 15-17th century Giants and other serious and humoresque typical huge puppets and carts, and is UNESCO Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity since 2005. The city's 17th century wooden mascotte is since 1775 called Opsinjoorke, the doll - later its replica - gets tolled about on a sheet as part of the Ommegang. Its recent bronze statue stands in front of the Belfry. Portrait by Albrecht Dürer, 1519 (Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna). ... UNESCO logo UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... Map showing the Masterpieces of Oral and Intangible Heritage by country designation as of 2005: red (countries with 4 designations), orange (3), yellow (2) and green (1). ...


The annual parade of carts decorated with flowers, comparable with Blankenberge where Mechlinian florists still prepare up to half of those, and - original and appropriate for the area - with vegetables, has been indefinitely cancelled since the beginning of the 21th century for lack of financing by the City.[1] The beach at Blankenberge circa 1895 Blankenberge is a municipality in the Belgian province of West Flanders. ...


In spring, a legendary holy statue of Our Lady is the main feat in the Procession of Hanswijk.


Specialties

Historically famous Mechlinian trades: laken (woollen cloth), tapestries, Mechlin lace (precious bobbin lace, already from the early 18th century), wood carving and sculpturing, furniture. There is an album by Carol King called Tapestry A tapestry cushion, depicting pansies Tapestry is a form of textile art. ... White lace is often used in collars and other fabric borders. ... Carved wooden cranes Wood carving is a form of working wood by means of a cutting tool held in the hand (this may be a power tool), resulting in a wooden figure or figurine (this may be abstract in nature) or in the ornamentation of a wooden object. ... An Italian Futurist sculpture by Umberto Boccioni at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City (MoMA). ...


The area around Mechelen is famous for the culture of vegetables, among which Belgian endive, asparagus and cauliflower. The Mechelse koekoek is a local poultry breed, fleshy chickens with black and white feathers which extend on the bird's legs, with colours reminiscent of a cuckoo, hence the name. Vegetables on a market Vegetable is a nutritional and culinary term denoting any part of a plant that is commonly consumed by humans as food, but is not regarded as a culinary fruit, nut, herb, spice, or grain. ... Belgian endive Endive (Chichorium intibus) is a leaf vegetable used especially in salads. ... Binomial name Asparagus officinalis L. Asparagus is a type of vegetable obtained from one species within the genus Asparagus, specifically the young shoots of Asparagus officinalis. ... Cauliflower is a variety (Botrytis Group) of Brassica oleracea in the family Brassicaceae. ... Ducks amongst other poultry The Poultry-dealer, after Cesare Vecellio. ... Trinomial name Gallus gallus domesticus A chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) is a type of domesticated bird which is often raised as a type of poultry. ... Genera See text. ...


Sports

Home of two of the oldest Belgian football clubs, founded in 1904: K.R.C. Mechelen and K.V. Mechelen. The latter contributed to the international glamour of the city by winning the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and the European Super Cup in 1988. The number of lesser local teams shows this sport's popularity: Rapid Leest, Sporting Mechelen, Leest Utd., VV Leest, Walem, Heffen, Zennester Hombeek, FC Muizen. Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... K.R.C. Mechelen is a Belgian football club from Mechelen in the Antwerp province. ... K.V. Mechelen is a Belgian football club from Mechelen in Antwerp. ... The UEFA Cup Winners Cup was a football club competition between the winners of the European domestic cup competitions. ... The European Super Cup is at stake in an annual football game between the reigning champions of the UEFA Cup and the Champions League. ...


Places of interest

  • The Sint-Romboutskathedraal (St. Rumbolds Cathedral) with its dominating tower (UNESCO World Heritage ID 943-016) ; the Sint-Janskerk (Church of St. John the Evangelist) exhibits 'The Adoration of the Magi' and the Kerk van Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-over-de-Dijle (Church of Our Lady across the river Dyle) 'The Miraculous Draught of Fishes', paintings by Rubens ; the domed baroque Basiliek van Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-van-Hanswijk (Basilica of Our Lady of Hanswyck) by native architect Lucas Fayd'herbe, of whom some sculptures can also be found in the cathedral - he was a pupil and leading assistant of Rubens ; the baroque Begijnhofkerk (Church of the Beguines, dedicated to St. Alexis and St. Catherine) ; the former Jesuit church Sint-Pieter en Pauluskerk (Saints Peter and Paul).
  • The Brusselpoort, last remaining of the city's twelve gates, 13th century ; the Schepenhuis, oldest stone-built city hall in Flanders, historical seat of the 'Grote Raad' (Great Council or Supreme Court), 13th century ; the gothic-renaissance Hof van Busleyden where Jeroom alias Hiëronymus van Busleyden received Erasmus, Thomas More, and the later Pope Adrian VI. These three recently restored buildings together now house the City Museum.
  • The Palace of Margaret of York when widowed of Charles the Bold, now the City Theatre ; the oldest renaissance building north of the Alps, Palace of archduchess Margarete of Austria while as regent of the Netherlands still raising the later Charles Quint, then for centuries the Supreme though now a lower Court of Justice ; in one of these palaces, Anne Boleyn was educated for some time as well ; the Palace of the Archbishop of the Roman Catholic province Belgium, still in use for its original purpose by Cardinal Danneels. These palaces may not be open to the public in general but do offer a good external view.
  • The Lakenhal (hall for merchants of woollen cloth) and the 14th century Belfry (UNESCO World Heritage ID 943-015) beside it, form now the City Hall at the Grand Market square.
  • The Klein Begijnhof and the Groot Begijnhof (UNESCO World Heritage ID 855-003) (Large and Small Béguinages)
  • The Jewish Museum of Deportation and the Resistance (see under External links)
  • Technopolis, center for hands-on Science and Technology (see under External links)
  • The Toy Museum at Nekkerspoel (see under External links)
  • The animal park Planckendael in Muizen (see under External links)
  • The Kruidtuin or "Botanique" inner city park with marble statue of the world famous 16th century herbalist Rembert Dodoens alias Dodonæus; the foresty Vrijbroek recreational park with around June its outstanding Rose Gardens and in summer its Dahlia Garden ; the Tivoli Park with Children's Farm
  • Places less accessible or outstanding, or contrarily of a more particular interest:
  • The Refuge of Sint-Truiden and the Refuge of Tongerlo, retreat mansions for distant abbeys, the latter now housing the Manufacturer De Wit which restores the finest tapestries, for which Flanders was famous in the 16th century.
  • 't Groen Waterke, a picturesque small remnant of bygone canals
  • The Clock Museum
  • The Theravada Buddhist place of worship Wat Dhammaprateep (Temple of the Flame of Truth or Reality as taught by the Enlighted One) has since 2005 on its grounds an in China beautifully sculptured Buddha seated on a soccle, both in dark green marble - the tallest Buddha statue in Europe.
  • Many interesting facades along an easy walk from AB-straat by Katelijnestraat towards the Grote Markt, just behind the Schepenhuis turn right along IJzerenleen and before the Grootbrug (bridge) again right to the Vismarkt, always maintain left along a few curves and across the Kraanbrug (bridge) on the Haverwerf, pass the renewed complex of the former Lamot brewery; from the Grootbrug have a look on the river but stay on this bank: turn right onto the Zoutwerf till De Zalm (The Salmon), originally House of the Fishermans' Trade, tread back and turn left to the Korenmarkt where minor traces of an early cloth hall remain: a 12-13th century wall and ditch held Mechelen on this side of the river.

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Famous inhabitants

  • former foreign politician: François René Mallarmé, president of the National Convention of France
  • former national ministers: Antoon Spinoy, vice prime minister, minister of defence, minister of economical affairs ; Jef Ramaekers, minister of education ; Jos De Saeger, minister of public works
  • former minister-presidents of Flanders: Luc Van den Brande, Bart Somers
  • Inhabitants of whom the merits should rather not be associated with Mechelen:
  • Diego de Astor (Mechelen 1587 – Madrid ca 1650), Spanish engraver and medalist
  • John Clement, English humanist, had been tutor of Thomas More's children [2][3]
  • John Heywood, English poet

Outside the general scope of this chapter: sportsmen, television presenters, journalists, actors, singers, etc of whom the historical significance might not exceed the lifespan of their mainly regional public ; bishops, archbishops & cardinals ; people who lived in Mechelen only for a theological education in seminary or a military training in a former garrison. Original Sin Oil on panel, 237 x 87,5 cm Michael Coxcie (1499 - March 5, 1592), Fleming painter, was born at Mechelen, and studied under Bernard van Orley, who probably induced him to visit the Italian peninsula. ... In the traditional view, the Renaissance is understood as a historical age that was preceded by the Middle Ages and followed by the Reformation. ... Engraving is the practice of incising a design onto a hard, flat surface, by cutting grooves into it. ... There is an album by Carol King called Tapestry A tapestry cushion, depicting pansies Tapestry is a form of textile art. ... Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker (born 1960 in Mechelen, Belgium) is a choreographer and dancer. ... Choreography (also known as dance composition) is the art of making structures in which movement occurs, the term composition may also refer to the navigation or connection of these movement structures. ... Philippe de Monte (1521 – July 4, 1603) was a Flemish composer of the late Renaissance. ... In the traditional view, the Renaissance is understood as a historical age that was preceded by the Middle Ages and followed by the Reformation. ... Jef Denyn founded the Royal Carillon School in Mechelen, Belgium. ... The Netherlands Carillon in Arlington, Virginia, USA A carillon is a musical instrument composed of at least 23 cup-shaped bells played from a keyboard using fists and feet (such an instrument with fewer than this number of bells is known as a chime). ... Rembert Dodoens (Mechelen June 29, 1517 - Leyden March 10, 1585) was a Flemish physician and botanist, also known under his Latinized name Rembertus Dodonaeus. ... In the traditional view, the Renaissance is understood as a historical age that was preceded by the Middle Ages and followed by the Reformation. ... Botany is the scientific study of plant life. ... Dioscorides’ Materia Medica, c. ... Physician examining a child A physician is a person who practices medicine. ... Keldermans is a family of Flemish artists, originating from the city of Mechelen in the Duchy of Brabant. ... Portrait of Margaret of Austria, dressed as a widow, by Bernard van Orley The Archduchess Margaret (Margaretha) of Austria (10 January 1480 – 1 December 1530) was a Habsburg princess, the daughter of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor and Mary of Burgundy. ... Portrait by Albrecht Dürer, 1519 (Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna). ... Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor and King of Aragon and Castile. ... Margaret of York (May 3, 1446 - November 23, 1503) - also by marriage known as Margaret of Burgundy- was a daughter to Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York and Cecily Neville, a sister of Kings Edward IV of England and Richard III of England, third wife to Charles the Bold, Duke... Coat of arms of the 2nd duchy of Burgundy and later of the French province of Burgundy Burgundy (French: Bourgogne) is a historic region of France, inhabited in turn by Pre-Indo-European people, Celts (Gauls), Romans (Gallo-Romans), and various Germanic peoples, most importantly the Burgundians and the Franks. ... Look up queen in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Joris van Zelle (1519) Oil on oak, 39 x 32 cm Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels Bernard van Orley (1491 - 1542) was a significant Flemish artist. ... In the traditional view, the Renaissance is understood as a historical age that was preceded by the Middle Ages and followed by the Reformation. ... There is an album by Carol King called Tapestry A tapestry cushion, depicting pansies Tapestry is a form of textile art. ... Flor Peeters (July 4, 1903 — July 4, 1986) was an organist and teacher. ... A government is a body that has the authority to make and the power to enforce laws within a civil, corporate, religious, academic, or other organization or group. ... François-René-Auguste Mallarmé (February 25, 1755—July 25, 1835) was a politician during the French Revolution. ... This article is about a legislative body and constitutional convention during the French Revolution. ... This is a list of Minister-Presidents (prime ministers) of Flanders, one of the three regions of Belgium. ... Luc Van den Brande (Mechelen, 15 October 1945), is Flemish politician, member of the CD&V and was Minister-president of Flanders from 21 February 1992 until 13 July 1999. ... Bart Somers (born 12 May 1964 in Mechelen) is a Belgian, Flemish politician. ... For the Elizabethan play, see Sir Thomas More (play). ... John Heywood (1497-1580) was an English writer known for his plays, poems, and collection of proverbs. ... A seminary is a specialized university-like institution for the purpose of instructing students (seminarians) in theology, often in order to prepare them to become members of the clergy. ... Garrison House, built 1675, Dover, NH, USA In the military, garrison is the collective term for the body of troops stationed in a particular location, originally to guard it, but now often simply using it as a home base. ...


External links

  • Resizable official plan of the municipality and of the city (pdf)
  • (Dutch) Official website - links to versions in (English) (French) (German) that are partially constructed (May 2006)
  • Studies in Western Tapestry - The passion tapestries of Margaret of Austria (Guy Delmarcel)
  • Mechlin Lace
  • Jewish Museum of Deportation and the Resistance
  • Technopolis
  • Toy Museum
  • (Dutch) (French) Planckendael zoo
  • (Dutch) Vrijbroek
  • (Dutch) Restauratie Integratie Mechelen a local heritage conservation organisation ((English) summary page)

Books

  • ISBN 90-583-7089-5, Michelin's "De Grote Gids België"

References

  1. ^ (Dutch) ,,Bloemencorso moet terugkomen" Afgevoerde Mechelse bloementraditie leeft voort in Blankenberge journal Het Nieuwsblad, August 26, 2005
  2. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia – John Clement
  3. ^ (Dutch) De Britse eilanden in Zuidnederlandse kranten. De Mechelse ‘Courier de l’Escaut’ en het Britse culturele leven, 1790 - 1796. (Dave De Ryck) This source also mentions John Rastell, lawyer; and John Clement as Thomas More's son-in-law – confounding their relationships with More: see ref above & Wikipedia's John Rastell as son-in-law of More + "The Jesuit, John Rastell (1532-1577), who has been frequently confounded with him, was no relation". For Rastell:[citation needed]


August 26 is the 238th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (239th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... John Rastell (or Rastall) (d. ...

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Willebroek is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. ... Arendonk is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. ... Location of Baarle-Hertog within the province of Antwerp Baarle-Hertog is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. ... Balen is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. ... Beerse is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. ... Dessel is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. ... Geel is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. ... Grobbendonk is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp (Dutch: Antwerpen). ... Herentals is a municipality located in Flanders, one of the three regions of Belgium, and in the Flemish province of Antwerp. ... Herenthout is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. ... Herselt is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. ... Hoogstraten is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. ... Hulshout is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. ... Kasterlee is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. ... Laakdal is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. ... Lille is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. ... Meerhout is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. ... Merksplas is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. ... MOL can refer to: Manned Orbiting Laboratory Method of Levels (psychotherapy) MOL, (Hungarian Oil and Gas Public Limited Company [1]) Method of Lines Mac-on-Linux, a software environment for PowerPC Linux which can run Mac OS (or Mac OS X) and its applications This page concerning a three-letter... Olen is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. ... Ravels is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. ... 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The area of Mechelen was first settled on the banks of the river Dijle during the Gallo-Roman period as evidenced by several Roman ruins and roads.
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The municipality comprises the city of Mechelen proper and the villages of Heffen, Hombeek, Leest, Muizen and Walem.
The highly lucrative cloth trade gained Mechelen wealth and power during the late middle-ages and it even became the capital of the Netherlands in the first half of the 16th century under Margaret of Austria's reign.
Mechelen is home of two of the oldest Belgian football clubs: Racing Mechelen and K.V. Mechelen, both founded in 1904 and now playing in Belgium's third division.
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