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Clermont ~ Beauvaisis

CLERMONT, Beauvaisis. Clermont-en-Beauvaisis, which is ESE of Beauvais and north of Paris, was the capital of a French County from the 11th century. It lay in the east of the pays of Beauvaisis, the greater part of which formed a … Continue reading

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Clermont ~ Auvergne

CLERMONT, Auvergne. Seat of the Bishop in the Auvergne in south central France, whose diocese has belonged to the province of Bourges, except during 1790-1802, when it was part of the province of Lyon. The Bishop was lord of part … Continue reading

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Clermont-en-Dauphiné

CLERMONT-EN-DAUPHINÉ North of Grenoble, was held by a family which in the 16th century inherited the County of Tonnerre on the northern fringes of Burgundy. Thenceforward the family, one of the great families of the Ancien Régime, was known as … Continue reading

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Clermont-en-Argonne

CLERMONT-EN-ARGONNE   WSW of Verdun, was held by the Counts of Bar as a fief of the Bishops of Verdun (and so, although west of the Meuse, was not part of the Barrois mouvant, for which the Counts of Bar … Continue reading

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