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Artevelde, Philip van

Born: 1340 AD
Died: 1382 AD
Nationality: N/A
Categories: Soldier

1340 – Philip van Artevelde was born.

         – He was godson of English queen Philippa of Hainault, who held him in her arms during his baptism.

1381 – Philip was a leader of Ghent at the head of the burgher’s rebellion against Count Louis II of Flanders.

1382 – Led to the capture of Bruges and most of Flanders by the rebels, but Philip perished in the crush of bodies at the Battle of Roosebeke on the 27th of November.