Artevelde Jacob van

Ar·te·vel·de

 (är′tə-vĕl′də), Jacob van Known as "the Brewer of Ghent." 1290?-1345.
Flemish political leader who maintained the neutrality of Flanders during hostilities between England and France and encouraged Edward III to claim the French throne.
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