Battle of Furnes

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Battle of Furnes
Part of the Franco-Flemish War
Date 20 August 1297
Location Veurne (Furnes)
Result French victory
France Ancient.svg Kingdom of France Arms of Flanders.svg County of Flanders
Commanders and leaders
Artois Arms.svg Robert II of Artois Arms of Flanders.svg Guy of Dampierre
Walram, Count of Jülich  

The Battle of Furnes was fought on 20 August 1297 between French and Flemish forces.

The French were led by Robert II of Artois and the Flemish by Guy of Dampierre. The French forces were victorious. However, Robert's son Philip was badly injured, and died of the effects a year later.[1]

The Flemish were supported by Walram, Count of Jülich, who was brutally murdered by the French after surrendering. This act was against all conventions of the time and was one of the reasons why the Flemish under his nephew William of Jülich gave no quarter in the Battle of the Golden Spurs 5 years later.


  1. ^ Anquetil, Louis-Pierre and Gallais (Jean-Pierre, M.), Vincent Marie Viénot, Histoire de France depuis les Gaulois jusqu'à la mort de Louis XVI, (Rue Neuves Des Petit Champs, 1819), p. 184.