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Roosebeke, battle of

Roosebeke, battle of rō´zəbā˝kə [key], 1382, in the modern-day village of Westrozebeke, Staden commune, West Flanders prov., W Belgium. The French under Olivier de Clisson defeated Flemish weavers and other guild workers under Philip van Artevelde . The battle restored Count Louis de Maële's control over Flanders . It is also known as the battle of Rozebeke or, sometimes, the battle of Westrozebeke.

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