Place:Oudenaarde, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium

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NameOudenaarde
Alt namesAldenardumsource: Orbis Latinus (1971) p 12
Audenardesource: Églises de France (1966-1971) V.c, 104
Oldenardumsource: Orbis Latinus (1971) p 12
Oudenardesource: Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Kunstler (1980-1986) "Kerckhove." 20/168
TypeMunicipality
Coordinates50.833°N 3.617°E
Located inOost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Oudenaarde (French Audenarde, English sometimes Oudenarde) is a Belgian municipality in the Flemish province of East Flanders. The municipality comprises the city of Oudenaarde proper and the towns of Bevere, Edelare, Eine, Ename, Heurne, Leupegem, Mater, Melden, Mullem, Nederename, Welden, Volkegem and a part of Ooike.

From the 15th to the 18th century, but especially in the 16th century, Oudenaarde was a world-known centre of tapestry production. The town's name, meaning “old field”, still lingers on in “outnal”, an obsolete English term for a kind of brown linen thread.

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