Jacob Van Artevelde the hero of Ghent
Jacob Van Artevelde' became a popular hero because he succeeded in reversing the boycott of English wool during the Hundred Years War. When France forbade its occupied territories to trade with the English, 'Jacob Van Artevelde' went against these orders and resumed the wool trade with England. Thanks to him, the Ghent textile industry was able to grow and keep its dominant position.
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