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Encyclopedia > Philip van Artevelde

Philip van Artevelde (1340? - 1382) was a Flemish patriot.


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Philip van Artevelde - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (255 words)
– 27 November 1382) was a Flemish patriot, the son of Jacob van Artevelde.
Because of his father's prominence he was godson of English queen Philippa of Hainault, who held him in her arms during his baptism.
Largely due to his father's name and the memory of his godmother, Philip was a leader of Ghent in 1381 at the head of the burgher's rebellion against Count Louis II of Flanders.
Philip Van Artevelde - LoveToKnow 1911 (206 words)
The Ghenters had in that year risen in revolt against the oppression of the count of Flanders, and Philip, now forty years of age, and without any military or political experience, was offered the supreme command.
Artevelde advanced to meet the enemy at the head of a burgher army of some 50,000 Flemings.
The armies met at Roosebeke near Courtrai, with the result that the Flemings were routed with terrible loss, Philip himself being among the slain.
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