Today in History: September 17th. 1322 - Robert III of Flanders

On September 17th.1322, Robert III of Flanders died.

Robert III has several names: Robert of Béthune;
and The Lion of Flanders ( also a symbol of Flemish nationalism)

Current flag of Flanders with the Lion - Source picture: Wikipedia

Flanders is now the Dutch speaking part of Belgium.

Robert III of Flanders - Source picture: Wikipedia

See also my page History of Belgium and the Low Countries
on top of my blog
or on this link.