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  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Antwerp
Antwerp from 1604 to 1611, and was succeeded in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries by a series of fifteen bishops, the last of whom was Cornelius Nelis, librarian of Louvain University and Bishop of
Antwerp is not a slight one, apart from the close commercial relations that existed from the beginning of the twelfth century to the end of the sixteenth.
Antwerp was a shelter for persecuted Catholics from England.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/01588e.htm   (2559 words)

  
 The history of Antwerp (Antwerpen, Anvers) in Belgium.
In the ninth century, when Antwerp became part of Lorraine, that ‘castellum’ was destroyed by the Norman's.
Antwerp became the most important trading and financial centre in Western Europe; its reputation was based largely on its seaport and wool market.
Whilst it is true that Antwerp owes the beginnings of a modern port to that French period (1792-1815), at the same time the city’s cultural heritage fell prey to art plundering and destruction on a scale rarely seen before.
www.trabel.com /antwerp-history.htm   (817 words)

  
  Antwerp Travel Guide | Fodor's Online
Antwerp today is Europe's second-largest port and has much of the zest often associated with a harbor town.
Antwerp is often called the City of the Madonnas.
The Treaty of Munster in 1648, which concluded the Thirty Years' War, further weakened Antwerp's position, for the river Scheldt was closed to shipping -- it was not to be active again until 1863, when a treaty obliged the Dutch, who controlled the estuary, to reopen it.
www.fodors.com /miniguides/mgresults.cfm?destination=antwerp@1036   (629 words)

  
  Antwerp
Antwerp (lang-nlAntwerpen; lang-frAnvers) is a city and a municipality in Belgium, its chief centre of commerce and a strong fortified position; it is capital of Antwerp province, in Flanders, one of Belgium 's three regions.
Antwerp, famous in the middle ages and at the present time for its commercial enterprise, enjoyed in the 17th century a celebrity not less distinct or glorious in art for its school of painting, which included Rubens, Van Dyck, Jordaens, the two Teniers and many others.
Antwerp was the headquarters of Edward III during his early negotiations with Jacob van Artevelde, and his son Lionel, earl of Cambridge, was born there in 1338.
www.seattleluxury.com /encyclopedia/entry/Antwerp   (3456 words)

  
 The Jewish Community of Antwerp, Belgium
Antwerp (Antwerpen, in Dutch, Anvers, in French), the second largest city of Belgium and the capital of the Dutch-speaking region of Flanders and a major port and industrial center, is the home of the second largest Jewish community of Belgium and one of the most observant Jewish communities in Western Europe.
Antwerp was recaptured by the Spanish troops in 1585 who then introduced an intolerant policy favoring the Roman Catholic Church with the effect that the Protestant inhabitants of Antwerp and probably most of the crypto-Jews fled to the Northern Provinces and particularly to Amsterdam.
Antwerp is also the home of a new Hasidic group that was formed after WW2 by the followers of Rabbi Yitzhok Gvirzman (1881-1976), also known as Reb Itzikel (or Yitzkel), a Galician-born descendant of the Pshevorsker dynasty of rabbis, who immigrated to Antwerp in the 1950's.
www.bh.org.il /communities/Archive/Antwerp.asp   (5246 words)

  
 antwerp
Antwerp is Europe's second-largest port and has much of the zest often associated with a harbor town.
The Antwerp Zoo is one of the oldest and most fascinating zoos in the world.
A number of Antwerp’s most important industries and artistic crafts are highlighted such as ratable and harpsichord building, the pottery and glass industries and the manufacture of art cabinets.
www.didascalia.be /antwerp.htm   (1290 words)

  
 Sights to See in Antwerp
Antwerp today is Europe's second-largest port and has much of the zest often associated with a harbor town.
Antwerp is known as the City of the Madonnas.
And the laurel of this forest is Antwerp.
www.yurg.homestead.com /asights.html   (1199 words)

  
 Antwerp Guide - Railbookers.com
Antwerp is the second largest city in Belgium, and is known for its excellent nightlife, 16th and 17th century architecture, and as the world's diamond centre.
The Grote Markt is the heart of Antwerp, at the centre of the square is the Brabo Fountain depicting Antwerp's mythical hero Silvius Brabo.
Antwerp Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in Europe and is situated close to the Central Station.
www.railbookers.com /breaks/guides/antwerp   (661 words)

  
 Antwerp Breaks – Short Breaks in Antwerp by Eurostar   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The city of Antwerp is the birthplace of the famous Flemish painter Pieter Paul Rubens and examples of his work are displayed in many of the museums and churches around the city including Rubens House, his former home and the Fine Arts Museum which displays the largest collection of his work.
Antwerp can also lay claim to being the centre of the world diamond trade and there are several diamond showrooms along with the famous Diamond Museum.
Antwerp city is considered to be the fashion capital of Belgium and as most of the centre is pedestrianised, shopping in the many department stores and designer boutiques is a must.
www.directline-citybreaks.co.uk /antwerp.cfm   (298 words)

  
 Belgian Tourist Office - official website - Antwerp
Antwerp and diamonds: two concepts that have been closely related for over 500 years.
Antwerp’s diamond district is located close to the Central Station and contained within an area of one square mile.
The Antwerp port, which is the second largest in Europe, is largely responsible for the city's prosperous and cosmopolitan character.
www.visitbelgium.com /antwerp.htm   (833 words)

  
 Tourist and travel information about Antwerp (Antwerpen - Anvers) ) in Belgium.
Antwerp, daughter of the River Scheldt and second largest city of Belgium..
Antwerp, however, does not only live from the past.
Most famous are "The Antwerp Six", six designers all of whom graduated from the Academy in the early eighties.
www.trabel.com /antwerp.htm   (360 words)

  
 First World War.com - Battles - The Siege of Antwerp, 1914
Together with 80,000 garrison troops, Antwerp's ring of 48 outer and inner forts presented formidable opposition to von Kluck's German First Amy's flank.
This danger transpired into sorties conducted from the forts on 24-25 August and 9 September, designed by the Belgians to distract the Germans from their attack upon the British and French at the Battles of Mons and Charleroi.
Before this could be done however, action at the Marne distracted all German attention to their advance upon Paris, followed after the Marne action by a retreat to the Aisne.
www.firstworldwar.com /battles/antwerp.htm   (641 words)

  
 Antwerp, Belgium
Antwerp or the city on the river Scheldt, is the second largest city in Belgium and the major city of the Flemish region.
Antwerp has also earned a place among the fashion cities of the world thanks to the efforts of numerous young Flemish fashion designers who have received international acclaim.
Antwerp is also the diamond centre of the world and near the Central Station you will find the diamond district.
worldfacts.us /Belgium-Antwerp.htm   (1163 words)

  
 Belgium Guide - Province of Antwerp : Antwerp
In the 10th century, Antwerp became a margraviate (a border province) of the Holy Roman Empire, the Schedlt River marking the border with the County of Flanders, which then belonged to the Kingdom of France.
Antwerp's zoological gardens is one of the oldest and most famous in the world, hosting more than 4000 animals.
Antwerp is easily accesible by train from Brussels (37 to 55min), Ghent (40 to 50min) or Bruges (1h20min).
www.eupedia.com /belgium/antwerp.shtml   (1186 words)

  
 JMU oIP | JMU Semester in Antwerp: COB 300 - Printer-Friendly Version
Antwerp, chosen in 1993 as the "Cultural Capital of Europe," is a city with a distinctive character, one which combines the charm and tradition of a rich history with the vigor and progress of a modern industrial center.
Antwerp is the home of outstanding art museums, which offer the lovers of art a comprehensive survey of masterpieces, from the Old Flemish Masters to the contemporary avant-garde.
The citizens of Antwerp (or "Antwerpen," as they call it) speak Dutch but English is spoken everywhere.
www.jmu.edu /international/abroad/jmu_antwerp/living.shtml?print   (423 words)

  
 The Defence of Antwerp
A detachment of naval troops, hurriedly converted to infantry, was despatched to Antwerp, where they held the sector near Lier.
Antwerp lies on the North Sea estuary of the River Scheldt, in the north of Belgium close to the border with the Netherlands.
The Germans entered Antwerp only to discover that the Belgian Armywith re remainedr of the naval units had made a complete and successful withdrawal to the west.
www.1914-1918.net /bat5.htm   (710 words)

  
 Military History Online
The remaining divisions were dispersed between Brussels and Antwerp with the intention of protecting the capital.
Antwerp had to be taken and the Belgian army forever silenced.
This deployment was based on two concepts: 1) German possession of Antwerp would pose a serious threat of invasion should the Dutch side with the Germans; 2) The Belgian army needed to escape or the entire country would capitulate thus threatening the channel ports and the evacuation routes of the British Expeditionary Force from France.
www.militaryhistoryonline.com /wwi/articles/antwerp.aspx   (3196 words)

  
 The Siege and Fall of Antwerp
Antwerp, with its triple ring of fortifications spanning a circumference of more than 100 kms was at the time considered an impregnable position.
But the Belgian Field Army and Antwerp garrison of altogether some 120 000 to 150 000 men was not strong enough to hold the forts in face of a determined assault, especially when the assaulting forces were backed by mobile heavy siege aritillery, at the time a technological marvel weapon.
Antwerp was the third largest port in the world, but as per treaty with the Netherlands, in time of war the river Scheldt was blocked to all military traffic at Dutch discretion.
www.greatwardifferent.com /Great_War/Siege_of_Antwerp/Siege_of_Antwerp.htm   (1508 words)

  
 Belgium - Regions and Art Cities / Overview
In the north is a land of tree-lined canals, gorgeous skies, rich fields, beguinages, carillons, festivals and breweries.
Antwerp reached its peak after the decline of Bruges and emerges as the most important trading port in the 15th and 16th centuries.
Antwerp is the very center of the world's diamond industry.
www.geographia.com /belgium/bxart02.htm   (1164 words)

  
 Jewish Antwerp, Leisure, Belgium, Expatica   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Antwerp’s Jewish heritage goes as far back as the 13th century, with the arrival of the ‘Ashkenazi’ Jews from central Europe.
Not surprisingly Antwerp is home to numerous synagogues, but the most famous is at Van den Nestlei 2, which boasts internationally renowned cantor Benjamin Muller.
Ika Zaken, who came to Antwerp from Tel Aviv two and a half years ago to open the place with partner Isaac Cohen, said the clientele is an international mixture of Jews and Gentiles.
www.expatica.com /source/site_article.asp?subchannel_id=51&story_id=11944&name=Jewish+Antwerp   (1204 words)

  
 Antwerp travel guide - Wikitravel
Antwerp (Dutch: Antwerpen) [1], is a major destination of Belgium in the region of Flanders.
In the 16th century, Antwerp was one of the most important financial centres of the world, where traders from all over Europe and Asia sold and bought their goods.
Antwerp Hilton is located in the city centre, opposite the Cathedral.
wikitravel.org /en/Antwerp   (3797 words)

  
 Antwerp Flyer
Let us introduce ourselves: Antwerp Flyer is an alumimium seagoing sail yacht with a length of 27.5 m launched in 1991.
ANTWERP FLYER is a real sailyacht, this means that it has all the good qualities of a sailyacht.
ANTWERP FLYER is equipped with a professional kitchen, a stove with 4 gas beacons, an electrical oven, a microwave, refrigerators, a freezer and even a deep-frying pan to bake french fries !
www.antwerpflyer.com /antwerp-e.htm   (484 words)

  
 Antwerp Ironman 70.3 - IRONMAN.com
The Marc Herremans Classic is an Ironman 70.3 distance triathlon (2k swimming, 90k cycling, 20k running) where the elite of the triathlon world compete and where the revenue goes to "To Walk Again", the foundation of Marc Herremans.
Ironman 70.3 is a distance that is well within the grasp of many athletes and is a distance that can be completed several times within one racing season.
The event sets new standards with a fully closed race course in the city centre and the harbour area of Antwerp and Belgium’s premier TV channel broadcasting the race live.
www.ironmanlive.com /events/ironman70.3/antwerp70.3   (671 words)

  
 St. Charles Borromeo, Anwerp
The Jesuit church in Antwerp was the first church to be dedicated to Ignatius of Loyola, who was canonized in 1622.
The Antwerp church is unusual in that it has three stories rather than two, as at Il Gesu; as a result the facade has more of a vertical emphasis.
The Antwerp church has more sculpture than its prototype, but the door and some elements seem out of scale with the overall proportions of the building.
www.bc.edu /bc_org/avp/cas/fnart/arch/borromeo_ant.html   (433 words)

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