- a port in NW Belgium, at the confluence of the Scheldt and Lys rivers: treaty 1814.
- a province in W Belgium. 1150 sq. mi. (2980 sq. km). Capital: Ghent.
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Köhn was sent to Ghent to find it before the Nazis stole the rest of the altarpiece.Inside Hitler’s Fantasy Museum
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The Treaty of Versailles mentioned only four works of cultural heritage, foremost among them The Ghent Altarpiece.
The iconography of The Ghent Altarpiece has long fascinated scholars.
Flanders was overrun by the French, and Queen Philippa had been taken hostage in Ghent.The Day the Sea Ran Red: The Battle of Sluys
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Last month, she and Schaeffer traveled to Paris and then onward to the town of Ghent to celebrate Chasen's 64th birthday.Hollywood Says Goodbye to Murdered Publicist
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The Princes mounted their horses, and took the road to Ghent.
The year afterwards the King led in person the siege of Ghent.
These eight gentlemen accordingly met in Ghent on August 7, 1814.John Quincy Adams
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The smallest I ever saw was at Ghent, but it was very imperfect.The Library
Mr. Ghent answered that nowhere had such a liberal measure been enacted.Socialism As It Is
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- an industrial city and port in NW Belgium, capital of East Flanders province, at the confluence of the Rivers Lys and Scheldt: formerly famous for its cloth industry; university (1816). Pop: 229 344 (2004 est)Flemish name: Gent French name: Gand
- a province of W Belgium: low-lying, with reclaimed land in the northeast: textile industries. Capital: Ghent. Pop: 1 373 720 (2004 est). Area: 2979 sq km (1150 sq miles)
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