He died at Ghent on the 4th of December 1340.
On the 18th of August 1477, by his marriage at Ghent to Mary, who had just inherited Burgundy and the Netherlands from her father Charles the Bold, duke of Burgundy, he effected a union of great importance in the history of the house of Habsburg.
He studied at Ghent and then at Cologne under Albertus Magnus.
He followed Louis to Ghent during the Hundred Days, and became III.
And by Edward I., the most important occasion being their confirmation by Edward at Ghent in November 1297.
Those at Ghent and Liege are state universities; the two others at Brussels and Louvain are free.
The beguinage of St Elizabeth at Ghent has some thousand sisters, and occupies quite a distinct quarter of the city, being surrounded by a wall and moat.
To the north, thus making Ghent practically a sea-port; while a second canal, from the Lys, connects the city via Bruges with Ostende.
On the 14th of February 1540 he entered Ghent at the head of a large army and visited the city with severe punishment.
He acted as coadjutor to the archbishops of Santiago de Compostella and Paris, and to the bishop of Ghent, and died at Ghent on the 23rd of August 1678.