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Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck

In the middle of the square stands the statue of Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck , the two popular local heroes who in 1302 played a major role in the Flemish resistance against the French king, with the Battle of the Spurs result.

The four corner statues set Bruges, Ypres , Ghent and Kortrijk for. The statue was erected in 1887, the period of historical romanticism. Besides, the heroes since the publication of The Lion of Flanders by Hendrik Conscience again in the spotlight. The friction between the pro-Flemish Breydel Committee and the French-speaking city, the statue was inaugurated twice: on 11 July 1887 and between 14 and 22 August 1887.


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