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There are two known laments by the fourteenth-century Brabant poet Jan Knibbe, one for Duke Wenceslas of Brabant († 7/8 December 1383) and one for the Flemish Count Louis of Male († 30 January 1384). The poet allegorises both rulers’ heraldic animals and gives them speaking parts. The heraldic animals thereby function as a trait d’union between the deceased ruler, his successor, the territory, and the subjects. The manner in which heraldic symbolism is employed conforms to contemporaneous methods of portrayal which enjoyed widespread recognition in society at large.

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