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The Battle of Kassel was fought on August 23, 1328 near the city of Kassel, now in France. It is one of three battles fought there, in addition to the Battle of Kassel in 1071 and in 1677. The Sentier d'Oxelaëre hiking trail, on the northeastern flank of the Kasselberg, runs along the battlefield.

Flemish troops (the Guy's Army) led by Nicolaas Zannekin, a fairly well-to-do farmer from Lampernisse in Veurne-Ambacht, were crushingly defeated here by the army of King Philip VI of France. This ended the revolt of Coastal Flanders (1323-1328).

Battle of Kassel (1328)

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