Termonde - Encyclopedia




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TERMONDE (Flemish Dendermonde), a town of Belgium in the province of East Flanders, situated 25 m. S.W. of Antwerp at the junction of the Dender and the Scheldt. Pop. (1904) 10,141. It is still one of the five fortified places in Belgium, although its defences are not modernized. It was before Termonde that Louis XIV. in 1667 was compelled to beat an ignominious retreat through its defenders opening the dikes and flooding the country. The church of Notre Dame contains two fine pictures by Van Dyck, and one masterpiece of Crayer's. The fonts are of the 12th century.

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