Tag Archives: Meuse

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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Bouches-de-la-Meuse

BOUCHES-DE-LA-MEUSE Department in the French Empire 1810-13, joining southern Holland with the western part of the Lands of the Generality (now Noord Brabant).   Though the Maas is south of the Rhine, the department lay north of the Bouches-du-Rhin.

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Bassigny

BASSIGNY District in east central France, centred on the upper Marne but extending to the upper Meuse. It was a County until the early 11th century (the name is said to come from an early Count), after which it broke … Continue reading

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Barrois Mouvant

BARROIS MOUVANT This was the part of the County (later Duchy) of Bar which lay west of the Meuse, for which, in 1301, the King of France demanded that homage be paid to him. The phrase conjures up a picture … Continue reading

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Ardennes

ARDENNES The Département des Ardennes (08), is in northeastern France and borders on Belgium.    The north of the department lies at the western end of the range of wooded hills that give it its name;  the Meuse flows through the … Continue reading

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