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Louis de Gruuthuse (1422 - 1492), bibliophile, patron, diplomat

Patrick Valvekens

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online January 1998 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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Flemish bibliophile, patron, and diplomat. He was in the service of the Dukes of Burgundy, Philip the Good and Charles the Bold, and became one of the most distinguished and prominent patricians in Bruges. At the Gruuthuse Hof, Bruges (now Bruges, Gruuthusemus.) he assembled a rich collection of art objects and built a private library of c. 200 manuscripts, which could rival that of the Dukes of Burgundy themselves. Shortly after his

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