Albon


ALBON

Coat of arms of the Counts of Albon and Dauphi...

Coat of arms of the Counts of Albon and Dauphins of Viennois. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

County in the Kingdom of Burgundy.  The town of Albon, now in the north of the Department of the Drôme in southeastern France, lies eastwards of the Rhône, and NNE of St Vallier, which stands on the river some way above Valence.

The Counts were originally lords of Vion, west of the Rhône, between St Vallier and Tournon, and acquired the southern part of the Viennois in the 1030s when they became Counts of Albon & Vienne.   Their territory later became known as the DAUPHINÉ.

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