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Artevelde, Jacob van

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Born: 1290? AD
Died: 1345 AD.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Politician

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1290 - Jacob van Artevelde was born.

1337 - Fearful that hostilities between France and England would hurt the prosperity of Ghent, he entered political life.

1340 - Neutrality was eventually broken, and the towns took the side of the English.

1345 - He planned to recognise the son of Edward III as count of Flanders caused a popular uprising in Ghent and Artevelde was killed by an angry mob on the 24th of July.

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