Louis of Gruuthuse – top diplomat in Burgundian Bruges

The Rise and Fall of a knight of the Golden Fleece

  • Authentical personality in the 15th Century
  • Gruuthusemuseum can be visited afterwards
  • The Golden age of Bruges
Duration2 Hours

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Thanks to the family fortune originated from the taxes on gruit, Louis of Gruuthuse (1427 – 1492) can live a luxurious lifestyle. Thus, he will play an important political, diplomatic and military role in Bruges and abroad. Louis starts his career as shield-bearer of duke Philip the Good. It was the beginning of a splendid career, wherein he grows under Charles the Rash and Mary of Burgundy. But he is disgraced by Maximillian of Austria and passes away in his city palace in Bruges. A captivating journey through the life of this Golden Fleece knight, accompanied by your S-wan guide.

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