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Belgium
Turnhout
Antwerpen

Grote Markt
(Kerkhof)

De Turnhoutse Patriot

The Patriot of Turnhout

Leo Van Herwegen
1989

Turnhout /  De Turnhoutse Patriot   Turnhout /  De Turnhoutse Patriot

Description

Stone statue of a man with a flag and a hat in his hand.

Inscription(s)

de turnhoutse
patriot
1789 1989

Signature

leo van herwegen

Annotation

The statue commemorates the Battle of Turnhout (27 October 1789), which took place in the town of Turnhout between Habsburg Austria and a Belgian émigré (Patriot) army commanded by Jean-André van der Mersch which had recently invaded from the nearby Dutch Republic. The battle was one of the pivotal moments of the Brabant Revolution and the Patriots' unlikely victory led to the expulsion of Austrian forces to Luxembourg from the Southern Netherlands for nearly a year.

Sculptor

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Location (N 51°19'22" - E 4°56'54")

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