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Archive 2005 August

Beguinage of Leuven

From the end of the 16th century, and especially after the Twelve Years' Truce in the 17th century, the beguinage had a second flowering period with an afterglow until the French Revolution. The peak in the number of vocations is situated in one or two generations around 1650-1670, when the number of beguines rose to over 360. After that, the number of beguines through wars (including the Nine Years' War) and diseases fell to about 300 around 1700 (in the literature often unjustly highlighted) and until about 250 later in the 18th century. This short-lived peak also explains the homogeneity in the building stock, which almost completely came about in the years 1630-1670. It is also striking that the beguine population in Diest almost equal (although around 1700 calves a little faster) while in the Beguinage of Lier the bloom was later (which gave rise to a construction campaign in the Grachtkant, half a century after the last expansion in Leuven)

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Camera Model
Canon EOS 300D DIGITAL
Shooting Date/Time
3/08/2005 13:12:25
Owner's Name
Tv(Shutter Speed)
1/400
Av(Aperture Value)
8.0
ISO Speed
100
Lens
18.0 - 55.0mm
Focal Length
22.0mm
Image Size
3072x2048
Image Quality
Fine
AF Mode
AI Focus AF

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