Battle of Furnes

The Battle of Furnes, also known as Battle of Veurne and Battle of Bulskamp, was fought on 20 August 1297 between French and Flemish forces.

Battle of Furnes
Part of the Franco-Flemish War
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Date20 August 1297
Bulskamp, Veurne (Furnes)
Result French victory[1]
Kingdom of France County of Flanders
Commanders and leaders
Robert II of Artois Guy of Dampierre
Walram, Count of Jülich  

The French were led by Robert II of Artois and the Flemish by Guy of Dampierre. The French forces were victorious. However, Robert's son Philip was gravely wounded during the battle and died a year later of his wounds.[2]

The Flemish were supported by Walram, Count of Jülich, who was killed during the battle.


  1. ^ J. F. Verbruggen, The Battle of the Golden Spurs (Courtrai, 11 July 1302), ed. Kelly DeVries, transl. David Richard Ferguson, (The Boydell Press, 2002), 223.
  2. ^ Charles T. Wood, The French Apanages and the Capetian Monarchy, 1224-1328, (Harvard University Press, 1966), 59.