"Memorial to Breidel and Coninck" Brugge Things to Do Tip by littlesam1

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  Statue of Breidel and Coninck
by littlesam1
  • Statue of Breidel and Coninck - Brugge
      Statue of Breidel and Coninck
    by littlesam1
  • Memorial to Breidel and Coninck - Brugge

I can't pass a statue without taking a picture. Just ask Mark. Whenever we travel he is always about ten steps ahead of me because I have stopped to take another photo of another statue. He swears that I can be complaining about how tired I am and how I can't walk another step and then he looks around to find that I have wondered off to take one more picture. After taking the photo I love to return home and do some research about the statue or memorial and learn of its historical significance. The statue located in the middle of the town square in Brugge is one such monument. I found out that this statue is of Pieter de Coninck and Jan Breidel. They were two 14th century giuldsmen who led a rebellion against the French in 1302. This became known as Bruges Matin. They led the Flemish soldiers in an attack on the French on May 18, 1302.

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  • Written Jun 17, 2008
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