Author: Marcus van Vaernewijck
Marcus van Vaernewijck (1518-1569) was a descendant from
a noble family in Ghent. He was a historian and analyst in
addition to his occupation as a sculptor and representative
of the shipping company Maria Theeren. His books are still
much appreciated, especially his diary as a catholic eyewitness
during the Iconoclasm of 1566.
Note: there is a bust of him placed on top of a house
in Ghent, on the Vrijdagmarkt (Friday market). This house,
named ‘de Bonte Mantele’, is now used as a bar
and eating-house. In the past century this house was a studio
to make candles. Many visitors wrongly assume that the bust
is an image of Emperor Charles.
Book: Digitized by Google
The book shown below is a precious book, belonging to
the collection of the national Bank of Belgium Museum. The
first edition appeared in 1574. This book is a reprint from
1829, one year before Belgium gained independence.