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Burgundy ~ Main Article

BURGUNDY ~ Main Article;   BOURGOGNE;  BURGUND. A name with several uses, for a county, a duchy, a kingdom , for all of which see the following articles. It was the name of a gouvernement in pre-Revolutionary France and is the … Continue reading

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Burgundian Imperial Circle

BURGUNDIAN IMPERIAL CIRCLE   BURGUNDISCHER REICHSKREIS. The Circle was formed in 1512 and most of the lands within it were those inherited by the Habsburgs through the marriage of the (future) Emperor Maximilian with the heiress of Charles the Bold, Duke … Continue reading

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Besançon

BESANÇON     Bisanz (Ger). City on the River Doubs in eastern France and on the northwestern edge of the Jura Mountains; the seat of an Archbishop, an Imperial Free City, and the capital of the Department of the Doubs since 1790. … Continue reading

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Belgica

BELGICA.    Or, Gallia Belgica.    Roman province, named after a Celtic tribe. It was the northeastern province of Gaul, though it lost its frontier zones along the Rhine to form military districts facing Germany (the later provinces of Germania Superior … Continue reading

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Austrian Imperial Circle

AUSTRIAN IMPERIAL CIRCLE   ÖSTERREICHISCHER REICHSKREIS. Formed in 1512, the Circle mostly consisted of Habsburg territory, including the Habsburg lands in Alsace (until 1648, when they became French), the Breisgau and Swabia, though the Habsburg lands in the Netherlands and the … Continue reading

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