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Burgundy ~ Kingdom

BURGUNDY ~ Kingdom    La BOURGOGNE (Fr); BURGUND (Ger). There were several Kingdoms of Burgundy, of which the original Germanic Kingdom is called la Burgundie in French;  the Kingdom from 888 until 933, when it absorbed Provence, is called Transjurane or Upper … Continue reading

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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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Bugey

BUGEY County in the Kingdom of Burgundy;  now in eastern France, at the southern end of the Jura Mountains, and between the Rivers Rhône and Ain.   It was also called Belley, which was its capital and the see of a … 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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Beaujeu

BEAUJEU Lordship in southeast central France;  the Beaujolais lies in the hills west of the Saône valley, southwest of Mâcon, NNW of Lyon, and south of Charolais. The Beaujolais stood on the borders of France in the middle ages, very … Continue reading

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Arles

ARLES County in Provence, in the Kingdom of Burgundy, named after the city near the head of the Rhône delta, which is now in southern France. Arles was a Roman city, and in the late Empire was for a time … Continue reading

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Arelate

ARELATE The Kingdom of BURGUNDY, which began in the Jura in 888, acquired Provence in 933 and became a part of the Holy Roman Empire in 1032, was also known as the Kingdom of ARLES or the Arelate, the Roman … Continue reading

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Albon

ALBON 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 … Continue reading

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