Carignan


CARIGNAN

English: Portrait of Prince Eugene of Savoy by...

English: Portrait of Prince Eugene of Savoy by Johann Kupetzky. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The town of Carignan is in northeastern France, close to the Belgian frontier and southeast of Sedan.

It was once the district of Yvoy in the east of the Principality of  Sedan, which was acquired by France in 1641 from the Duke of Bouillon, and was granted to Eugene of Savoy, Count of Soissons, in 1662 as a Duchy.

Its name then became Carignan, Eugene being a member of the branch of the House of Savoy that was headed by the Prince of Carignano.  The district is now the northeastern corner of the Department of the Ardennes.

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