Tag Archives: Lake Geneva

Chablais

CHABLAIS Region lying south of Lake Geneva It belonged to the County of Savoy from its early days in the 11th century.   At that time the region was known as New Chablais, the original Chablais being the lands either side … Continue reading

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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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Aigle

AIGLE Town in the district in southwestern Switzerland which lies east of the River Rhône as it approaches Lake Geneva.   Aigle and district belonged to Savoy until seized by Bern in 1475.  In 1798 the district became part of the … Continue reading

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