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Carlat

CARLAT   Carladais (pays). Vicomté in southwestern Auvergne;  Carlat is southeast of Aurillac. Near the end of the 10th century, the Vicomte assumed the title of Count.   The lands were subsequently divided between two brothers.    The portion belonging to one passed … Continue reading

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Aure

AURE County in the western Pyrenees in southwestern France, consisting of the valleys of  Aure, Basse Neste and Barousse. It was held by a cadet branch of the Counts of Bigorre, passing by marriage at the end of the 12th … Continue reading

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Auch

AUCH An Archbishopric; A généralité during the Ancien Régime in southwestern France.   The city of Auch, which stands on the River Gers, was formerly the capital of the County of Armagnac, and since 1790 of the Department of the … Continue reading

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Armagnac

ARMAGNAC    Medieval County in Gascony in southwestern France, now mainly in, and forming much of, the Department of the Gers. The original County was much smaller, just the west of the department, and was formed c.960 for the younger son … Continue reading

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