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Begijnhofstraat
(Poort Begijnhof)

Sint Begga

Saint Begga

ca. 620 - Andenne 693
daughter of Pepin of Landen. On the death of her husband, she took the veil, founded seven churches, and built a convent at Andenne, where she became abbess. Some hold that the Beguine movement which came to light in the 12th century was actually founded by St Begga
(Wikipedia)
M.J. D'Heur
1777

Lier /  Sint Begga   Lier /  Sint Begga

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Terracotta statue in a niche in the gate of the Begijnhof.

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Location (N 51°7'43" - E 4°34'4")

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