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Mechelen

facts in brief


Part of Braun and Hogeneberg I-18 map
Part of Braun and Hogeneberg I-18 map






Facts in brief:

By legend, St. Rumboldus came here (756); owned by prince-bishops of Lige (915-1333), by Flanders (from 1333), & Burgundy (from 1369); center of brilliant court & culture in 16th cen. under Margaret of Austria; damaged in wars of 16-18th cen. & WW II.

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