What are Flanders?

  • (noun): A medieval country in northern Europe that included regions now parts of northern France and Belgium and southwestern Netherlands.


Flanders (Dutch: Vlaanderen, French: Flandre) is one of the regions and communities of Belgium and also a historical geographical region located in parts of present-day Belgium, France and the Netherlands. The demonym for Flanders is Flemish, while someone from Flanders is a Fleming. Brussels is the capital of Flanders.

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Leslie Cockburn - Personal Life
... Her son-in-law was filmmaker Tao Ruspoli, and journalists Laura Flanders and Stephanie Flanders are her half-nieces by marriage, daughters of her half-brother in law Michael Flanders ...
SM UB-10
... UB-10 was the first boat assigned to the Flanders Flotilla, the unit in which she spent her entire career ... herself accounted for nearly all of the tonnage sunk by the Flanders Flotilla in the latter month ... UB-10 was seriously damaged in a British air raid on Flanders in July 1918, and was decommissioned in September 1918 in a worn out condition ...
Flanders, Louisiana
... Flanders (French Flandre) is an unincorporated community in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, United States ... Flanders, Governor of Louisiana during Reconstruction and was Mayor of New Orleans ...
List Of Monarchs Who Lost Their Thrones In The 15th Century - Flanders
... Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, Count of Flanders 1477-1482, forced to cede Flanders to Joanna of Castile ...
Church Of Our Lady (Kortrijk) - History
... played a mayor role in the history of the County of Flanders ... situated within the domain of the Counts of Flanders which was, except the part along the River Lys, fully walled ... In 1370, Count Louis II of Flanders had the Count’s chapel built to be a mausoleum for he himself and to honour the holy Catharina ...

Famous quotes containing the word flanders:

    In Flanders fields the poppies blow
    Between the crosses, row on row,
    John McCrae (1872–1918)

    If ye break faith with us who die
    We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
    In Flanders fields.
    John McCrae (1872–1918)