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Kortrijk

(kôrt`rīk), Fr. Courtrai, city (1991 pop. 76,141), West Flanders prov., SW Belgium, on the Leie River. It is an important linen, lace, and textile-manufacturing center. Kortrijk was one of the earliest (14th cent.) and most important cloth-manufacturing towns of medieval FlandersFlanders
, former county in the Low Countries, extending along the North Sea and W of the Scheldt (Escaut) River. It is divided among East Flanders and West Flanders provs., Belgium; Nord and Pas-de-Calais depts., France; and (to a small extent) Zeeland prov., the Netherlands.
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. In 1302, Flemish burghers defeated French knights there in the first Battle of the SpursBattle of the Spurs.
1 Fought in 1302 near Courtrai, Belgium, between the rebellious Flemish towns, led by Bruges, and an army sent by Philip IV of France, who had annexed Flanders in 1301. The French were totally defeated.
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. The Church of Notre Dame (13th cent.) in the city contains Anthony Van DyckVan Dyck or Vandyke, Sir Anthony
, 1599–1641, Flemish portrait and religious painter and etcher, b. Antwerp.
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's Elevation of the Cross (1631). The Gothic city hall dates from the 16th cent.
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But, after struggling to nail down a regular place in Cardiff's first team, Saadi was sent out on loan to Belgian outfit KV Kortrijk - also owned by Vincent Tan - for the 2016-17 campaign.
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Tan was formally unveiled as new majority shareholder of Belgium top-tier outfit KV Kortrijk on Thursday, making them the fourth club in his investment portfolio.