- a city in central Belgium.
Flemish Leu·ven [lœ-vuh n] /ˈlœ vən/.
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The scene of the entry of the German troops into Louvain was repeated at Brussels.
This was to elude a successful German envelopment on their Louvain right.
Their behavior was much the same as at Louvain and Brussels.
Life at Louvain was expensive and he had no regular earnings.
Yet he did not feel at his ease among the Louvain theologians.
- a town in central Belgium, in Flemish Brabant province: capital of the duchy of Brabant (11th–15th centuries) and centre of the cloth trade; university (1426). Pop: 89 777 (2004 est)Flemish name: Leuven
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