Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck
middle of the square stands the statue of Jan Breydel and Pieter de
Coninck , the two popular local heroes who in 1302 played a major role in the
Flemish resistance against the French king, with the Battle of the Spurs result.
The four corner statues set Bruges, Ypres , Ghent and Kortrijk for. The statue
was erected in 1887, the period of historical romanticism. Besides, the heroes
since the publication of The Lion of Flanders by Hendrik Conscience again in the
spotlight. The friction between the pro-Flemish Breydel Committee and the
French-speaking city, the statue was inaugurated twice: on 11 July 1887 and
between 14 and 22 August 1887.