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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