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Church Kortrijk

The papal documents from 1371 mention the chapel that Louis of Male had built in Kortrijk, dedicated to the saint who was celebrated at the time on his birthday, November 29, 1330 (later the feast day of Catherine was moved to November 25). The start of the construction works may therefore probably be set shortly before 1370. The buildings were executed in Brabant style.
Louis of Male chose this chapel to be buried there. That is why he founded three chapel niches in the chapel on 30 May 1374, for which he had already obtained permission from Pope Gregory XI on 16 October 1371. The first mentions of the burial monument of Louis of Male on which André Beauneveu worked were dated 1374. After the victory in Westrozebeke (1382), Breton mercenaries from the French army plundered Kortrijk and then set fire to the city, while the Gravenkapel was not spared. The fire from 1382 probably did not destroy the roofs and roofs. The Gravenkapel was thoroughly restored in 1410. In 1386, the Catherine statue of Beauneveu was transferred to the chapter.

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