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Angoulême is a town in southwestern The French Republic or France ( French: République française or France) is a country whose metropolitan territory is located in western Europe, and which is further made up of a collection of overseas islands and territories located in other continents. France is a democracy organised as a... France, In France, a préfecture is the capital city of a département. By extension, it is also the name of one of the governing bodies of the département, and of the building housing this government body. Role There are 100 préfectures in France... préfecture ( In politics a capital (also called capital city or political capital — although the latter phrase has an alternative meaning based on an alternative meaning of capital) is the principal city or town associated with its government. It is almost always the city which physically encompasses the offices and meeting... capital city) of the Charente is a département in central France named after the Charente River. History Charente was one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from the former province of Angoumois. Geography The department is part of the current region... Charente The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France, roughly analogous to British counties and are now grouped into 22 metropolitan and four overseas régions. They are subdivided into 342 arrondissements. Départements are also found in Côte dIvoire. Administrative role Each... département. Population (1999): 43,171.



Angoulême (Iculisma) was taken by Non-contemporary coin with obverse legend Clovis Roy de France Clovis I (or Chlodowech or Chlodwig, modern French Louis, modern German Ludwig) (c. 466 - November 27, 511 at Paris), was a member of the Merovingian dynasty. He succeeded his father Childeric I in 481 as King of the Salian Franks... Clovis from the The Visigoths, originally Tervingi, or Vesi (the noble ones), one of the two main branches of the Goths (of which the Ostrogothi were the other), were one of the loosely-termed Germanic peoples that disturbed the late Roman Empire. After the fall of the western Roman Empire, the Visigoths continued... Visigoths in Events Battle of Vouillé: Clovis I defeats the Visigoths near Poitiers, ends Visigothic power in Gaul. Gesalec succeeds his father Alaric II as king of the Visigoths. Comgall becomes king of Dalriada. The town of Guilin, China, is renamed Guizhou. Births Deaths Alaric II, king of the Visigoths (killed in... 507, and plundered by the This article talks about the Norman people. There is also a city named Norman, Oklahoma in the United States. The Normans (adapted from the name Northmen or Norsemen) were Scandinavian invaders (especially Danish Vikings) who began to occupy the northern area of France now known as Normandy in the latter... Normans in the ( 8th century - 9th century - 10th century - other centuries) Events Beowulf might have been written down in this century, though it could also have been in the 8th century Reign of Charlemagne, and concurrent (and controversially labeled) Carolingian Renaissance in western Europe Viking attacks on Europe begin Oseberg ship burial The... 9th century. In Events Treaty of Brétigny King Valdemar Atterdag of Denmark seizes Scania (from 1658 a Swedish province). Births Nuno Alvares Pereira, Portuguese general Zhu Di (Emperor Yongle), Second Ming Emperor of China Deaths Elizabeth de Clare Nicephorus Gregoras Thomas Holland, 1st Earl of Kent Categories: 1360 ... 1360 it was surrendered by the Treaty of Brétigny to the Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Official language None; English is de facto Capital London Capitals coordinates 51° 30 N, 0° 10 W Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK... English; they were, however, expelled in Events Bristol is made an independent county. Births John Beaufort, later Duke of Somerset (approximate date). Deaths July 23 - Saint Birgitta, patron saint of Europe Constantine VI of Armenia (assassinated) Categories: 1373 ... 1373 by the troops of The name Charles V is used to refer to numerous persons in history: Kings: Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (also Charles I of Spain) Charles V of France Charles V of Naples Charles V of Sweden This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that... Charles V, who granted the town numerous privileges. It suffered much during the The French Wars of Religion were a series of conflicts fought between the Catholic League and the Huguenots from the middle of the sixteenth century to the Edict of Nantes in 1598. In 1560, Catherine de Medici became regent for her young son Charles IX. Catherine felt that she had... French Wars of Religion, especially in Events March 23 - Peace of Longjumeau ends the Second War of Religion in France. Again Catherine de Medici and Charles IX make substantial concessions to the Huguenots. May 13 - Battle of Langside: the forces of Mary Queen of Scots are defeated by a confederacy of Scottish Protestants under James Stewart... 1568 after its capture by the Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. It generally refers to those that separated from the Catholic Church in the Reformation, their offshoots, and those that share similar doctrines or ideologies. It is commonly considered one of the three major branches of Christianity, along with Catholicism and Eastern... Protestants under Gaspard de Coligny (February 16, 1519 - August 24, 1572), Seigneur (Lord) de Châtillon, admiral of France and Protestant leader, came of a noble family of Burgundy. His family traced their descent from the 11th century, and in the reign of Louis XI, were in the service of the king... Coligny.

The This page is about the European nobility; for the baseball term, see count (baseball). A count is a nobleman in various European countries, equivalent in rank to a British earl. Originally the title denoted the rank of a high official in the late Roman Empire and later in many German... countship of Angoulême dated from the 9th century, the most important of the early counts being William Taillefer, whose descendants held the title till the end of the (11th century - 12th century - 13th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 12th century was that century which lasted from 1101 to 1200. In the history of European culture, this period is considered part of the High Middle Ages. Events Song dynasty loses power... 12th century. Withdrawn from them on more than one occasion by Richard I of England, as a bronze, brandishes his sword outside the Palace of Westminster Richard I (September 8, 1157 - April 6, 1199) was King of England from 1189 to 1199. He was often referred to as Richard the Lionheart, Coeur de Lion and Oc et No by the French... Richard Coeur-de-Lion, it passed to King John of England depicted in Cassells History of England (1902) John (French: Jean) (December 24, 1166/67–October 18/19, 1216) reigned as King of England from 1199 to 1216. He succeeded to the throne as the younger brother of King Richard I (known as Richard the... John of England on his marriage with Isabella of Angouleme (c. 1187 - May 31, 1246) was countess of Angoulême and queen consort of England. She was the only daughter and heir of Aymer Taillefer, Count of Angoulême, by Alix de Courtney; her maternal great-grandfather was King Louis VI of France. She became Countess of... Isabel, daughter of Count Adhémar, and by her subsequent marriage in Centuries: 12th century - 13th century - 14th century Decades: 1170s 1180s 1190s 1200s 1210s - 1220s - 1230s 1240s 1250s 1260s 1270s Years: 1215 1216 1217 1218 1219 - 1220 - 1221 1222 1223 1224 1225 See also: 1220 state leaders The world in 1220 Middle Ages in Europe Fifth Crusade (1217-1221) Events Mongols... 1220 to Hugh X passed to the Lusignan family, counts of Marche. On the death of Hugh XIII in Events July 11 - Battle of the Golden Spurs (Guldensporenslag in Dutch), major victory of Flanders over the French occupier. September 24 - Charles II of Naples makes peace with Frederick III of Sicily under the Treaty of Caltabellotta - the War of Sicilian Vespers ends Roger de Flor founds the Catalan Company... 1302 without issue, his possessions passed to the crown. In Events Expulsion of the Jews from France. Ashikaga Yoshimitsu retires as shogun of Japan and is succeeded by his son, Ashikaga Yoshimochi. Births March 4 - Prince Henry the Navigator, explorer (+ 1460). July 12 - Ashikaga Yoshinori, Ashikaga shogun Ulugh Beg, Timurid astronomer. Deaths Emperor Chokei of Japan Anne of Bohemia See... 1394 the countship came to the house of Orleans, a member of which, Francis I, Renaissance prince, lover of women, patron of the arts Francis I (French: François Ier) (September 12, 1494 - July 31, 1547), called the Father and Restorer of Letters (French: le Père et Restaurateur des Lettres), was crowned King of France in 1515 in the cathedral at Reims... Francis I, became Kings ruled in France from the Middle Ages to 1848. The following list of French monarchs is one of several Wikipedia lists of incumbents. Most medieval historians would argue that the existence of France proper did not begin until the advent of the Capetian Dynasty in 987, or, at the... king of France in Events June - Invasion of Persia by Sultan Selim I of the Ottoman Empire. August 23 - Battle of Chaldiran. Selim I crushes the Persian army of Shah Ismail I. September 5 - Selim captures the Persian capital of Tabriz without encountering any resistance, but is unable to hold it. September 13 - September... 1515 and raised it to the rank of A duchy is a territory, fief, or domain ruled by a duke or duchess. Historically, some duchies in Continental Europe were sovereign, while others (especially in France and Britain) were subordinate districts of a kingdom. See also: Grand Duchy. For the history of duchies as an institution, see: Duke. Duchies... duchy in favour of his mother Louise of Savoy (1476-1531) was the mother of Francis I of France, and during his absences, acted as regent on his behalf. In 1529 she negotiated the Treaty of Cambrai. Categories: People stubs ... Louise of Savoy. The duchy afterwards changed hands several times, one of its holders being Charles III of Valois (1270 - 1325) was the third son of Philip III of France and Isabella, daughter of James I. He was the father of Phillip VI, and uncle to three kings ( Louis X, Phillip V, and Charles IV). In 1285 he gained the title of Count of Valois... Charles of Valois, natural son of Charles IX (June 27, 1550 - May 30, 1574) was born Charles-Maximilien, the son of King Henri II of France and Catherine de Medici. Born in the royal chateau at Saint-Germain-en-Laye, he was crowned King of France in 1561 in the cathedral at Reims, but ruled under... Charles IX. The last duke was Louis-Antoine, eldest son of Charles X, King of France and of Navarre (October 9, 1757 - November 6, 1836) was born at the Palace of Versailles. He was the grandson of Louis XV and his Polish queen, Marie Leszczynska, and son of Louis, dauphin de France, who never reigned, and his German wife Marie-Jos... Charles X, who died in Events January 15 - University of Notre Dame receives its charter from Indiana. February 27 - The Haiti. February 28 - A gun on USS Princeton explodes while the boat is on a Potomac River cruise, killing two United States Cabinet members and several others. May 23 - Persian Prophet The Báb announces... 1844.


Angoulême is located 83 m. N.N.E. of City motto: Lilia sola regunt lunam undas castra leonem. ( Latin: Only the fleur-de-lis rule over the moon, the waves, the castle, and the lion) City proper ( commune) Région Aquitaine Département Gironde (33) Mayor Hugues Martin ( UMP) (since 2004) Area 49.36 km² Population... Bordeaux on the railway between Bordeaux and Location within France Poitiers (population 85,000) is a city and commune in central France, préfecture (capital) of the Vienne département. Located on the Clain river. History Poitiers was founded before Roman influence by the Pictones tribe. The Battle of Poitiers was fought at Poitiers on... Poitiers.

The town proper occupies an elevated promontory, washed on the north by the Charente is a river in western Atlantic Ocean. Its source is in the Haute-Vienne département, near Rochechouart. It flows through the départements Haute-Vienne, Charente, Vienne and Atlantic Ocean near the city Rochefort. Cities along the river include Angoulême, Cognac, Saintes and Rochefort. Categories: France geography... Charente and on the south and west by the Anguienne, a small tributary of that river. The more important of the suburbs lie towards the east, where the promontory joins the main plateau, of which it forms the north-western extremity.


In place of its ancient Fortifications (Latin fortis, strong, and facere, to make) are military constructions designed for defensive warfare. Humans have constructed defensive works for many thousands of years, in a variety of increasingly complex designs. Nakhal Fort, one of the best-preserved forts in Oman. Photographed by Andy Carvin, October 2003. Terminology Many... fortifications, Angoulême is encircled by boulevards known as the Remparts, from which fine views may be obtained in all directions. Within the town the streets are often dark and narrow, and, apart from the A cathedral is a Christian church building, specifically of a denomination with an episcopal hierarchy (such as the Roman Catholic Church or the Anglican churches), which serves as the central church of a bishopric. As cathedrals are often particularly impressive edifices, the term is sometimes also used loosely as a... cathedral and the hôtel de ville, the architecture is of little interest.

The cathedral of St. Pierre, a church in the The 11th-century monastery of Hosios Lukas in Greece is representative of the Byzantine art during the rule of Macedonian dynasty. Byzantine architecture is the architecture of the Byzantine empire. The empire emerged gradually after AD 330, when Constantine moved the capital of the Roman empire to Byzantium, which was... Byzantine- Romanesque St. Michaelis Cathedral (1010-33) in Hildesheim – a World Heritage Site The name Romanesque, like many other stylistic designations, was not a term contemporary with the art it describes but an invention of modern scholarship to categorize a period. The term Romanesque attempts to link the architecture, especially... Romanesque style, dates from the (10th century - 11th century - 12th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 11th century was that century which lasted from 1001 to 1100. In the history of European culture, this period is considered part of the High Middle Ages. Events 1000 (cca), Vikings, led... 11th and (11th century - 12th century - 13th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 12th century was that century which lasted from 1101 to 1200. In the history of European culture, this period is considered part of the High Middle Ages. Events Song dynasty loses power... 12th centuries, but has undergone frequent restoration, and was partly rebuilt in the latter half of the (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. Historians will sometimes specifically refer to the 18th century as 1715-1789, denoting the period of time between the death... 18th century by the architect Paul Abadie. The West façade of the Notre-Dame de Strasbourg Cathedral A facade (or façade) is the exterior of a building – especially the front, but also sometimes the sides and rear. The word comes from the French language, literally meaning frontage or face. In architecture, the fa... façade, flanked by two towers with For other uses, see cupola (disambiguation) Cupola of St Peters Basilica, Rome In architecture, a cupola consists of a dome-shaped ornamental structure located on top of a larger roof or dome, often used as a lookout or to admit light and remove stale air. The word comes from... cupolas, is decorated with arcades filled in with statuary and sculpture, the whole representing the This article or section should be merged with End times and Last Judgment According to Christian belief, at the last judgment, God the creator will judge all living and dead souls and send those evils ones and sinners to the everlasting fire that never dies and those faithful and Christians... Last Judgment. The crossing is surmounted by a dome, and the extremity of the north Full descriptions of the elements of a Gothic floorplan are found at the entry Cathedral diagram. In Romanesque and Gothic Christian church architecture, the transept is the area set crossways to the nave in a cruciform (cross-shaped) building. The transept separates the nave from the sanctuary, whether apse, choir... transept by a fine square tower over 160 ft. high.

The hôtel de ville, also by Abadie, is a handsome modern structure, but preserves two towers of the chateau of the counts of Angoulême, on the site of which it is built. It contains museums of paintings and archaeology.


Angoulême is a centre of the paper-making industry, with which the town has been connected since the (13th century - 14th century - 15th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 14th century was that century which lasted from 1301 to 1400. Events The transition from the Medieval Warm Period to the Little Ice Age Beginning of the Ottoman Empire, early expansion into... 14th century. Most of the mills are situated on the banks of the watercourses in the neighbourhood of the town. The subsidiary industries, such as the manufacture of machinery and wire fabric, are of considerable importance. Iron and copper founding, brewing, tanning, and the manufacture of gunpowder, confectionery, heavy iron goods, gloves, boots and shoes and cotton goods are also carried on. Commerce is carried on in wine, brandy and building-stone.


The main line of the This article is about Orléans, France; for other meanings see Orleans (disambiguation). Categories: France geography stubs | Communes of Loiret ... Orleans railway passes through a tunnel beneath the town.


The famous The Angoulême International Comics Festival is the main comics festival in Europe. It occurs every year since 1974. Every year, the Grand Prix de la ville dAngoulême is awarded to an author for his whole work or for his achievement in the evolution of comics... Angoulême International Comics Festival takes place every year there.

Angoulême is the seat of a bishop, a prefect, and a court of assizes. Its public institutions include tribunals of first instance and of commerce, a council of trade-arbitrators, a chamber of commerce and a branch of the Bank of France. It also has a lycée, training-colleges, a school of artillery, a library and several learned societies.

Angoulême was the birthplace of:

  • Melin de Saint-Gelais (November 3, 1487 - 1558) was a French poet. He was born at Angoulême, the natural son of Octavien de St Gelais (1466-1502), afterwards bishop of Angoulême, himself a poet who had translated the Aeneid into French. Melin, who had studied at Bologna and... Melin de Saint-Gelais ( Events Richard Fox becomes Bishop of Exeter. May 24 - Lambert Simnel is crowned King Henry VI of England in Ireland. He claims to be Edward, Earl of Warwick and rivals Henry VII for the throne of England. June 16 - Battle of Stoke Field. The rebellion of Lambert Simnel, who pretended... 1487- Events January 7 - French troops led by Francis, Duke of Guise take Calais, the last continental possession of England July 13 - France, Spanish forces led by Count Lamoral of Egmont defeat the French forces of Marshal Paul des Thermes at Gravelines. April 24 - Mary I of Scotland marries Francis II... 1558), Poets are authors of poems. Poets are often regarded as imaginative thinkers or writers. List of poets Apocalypse poets List of surrealist poets Mystic poets Symbolist Poets War poet List of Contemporary Turkish Poets Georgian poets List of Albanian language poets List of Afrikaans-language poets List of Arabic language... poet
  • Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac (1594 - February 18, 1654) was a French author. Life He was born at Angoul me. At the age of eighteen he travelled in the United Provinces with Th ophile de Viaud, with whom he later exchanged bitter recriminations. His letters to his acquaintances and to... Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac ( Events February 27 - France at Rheims. March 21 - Henry IV enters his capital of Paris for the first time. Births February 19 - Henry, Prince of Wales, the eldest son of King James VI of Scotland/James I of England and Anne of Denmark. May 29 - Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim... 1594- Events April 5 - Signing of the Treaty of Westminster, ending the First Anglo-Dutch War. June 3 - Louis XIV of France crowned at Rheims June 6 - Charles X succedes his cousin Christina to the Swedish throne. After her abdication on June 5, Christina now the former reigning queen of a... 1654), The word author has several meanings: The author of a book, story, article or the like, is the person who has written it (or is writing it). This can be short or long, fiction or nonfiction, poetry or prose, technical or literature; in particular it is a profession (doing this... author.
  • Marc René, marquis de Montalembert ( Events August 1 - George, elector of Hanover becomes King George I of Great Britain. September 11 - Barcelona surrenders to Spanish and French Borbonic armies in the War of the Spanish Succession. The Duchy of Savoy and Piedmont becomes the Kingdom of Sardinia Louis Juchereau de St. Denis establishes Fort St... 1714- 1800 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). Events March 14 - Cardinal Barnaba Chiaramonti is elected pope Pius VII. March 21 - Pius VII becomes Pope April 24 - US Library of Congress founded. May 5 - Great Britain passes the Act of Union to join Great Britain and... 1800), military engineer and writer
  • Charles Gaudichaud-Beaupré ( 1789 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). Events January 7 - First nationwide United States election January 21 - The first American novel, The Power of Sympathy or the Triumph of Nature Founded in Truth, is printed in Boston, Massachusetts January 23 - Georgetown College becomes the first... 1789- Events January 13 - The accordion is patented by Anthony Faas. February 11 - Major streets lit by coal gas for first time. February 14 - Texas is linked by telegraph with the rest of the United States, when a connection between New Orleans and Marshall, Texas is completed. February 17 - The British... 1854), Botany is the scientific study of plant life. As a branch of biology, it is also sometimes referred to as plant science(s) or plant biology. Botany covers a wide range of scientific disciplines that study the growth, reproduction, metabolism, development, diseases, and evolution of plants. Nearly all the food... botanist
  • Maurice Duverger (born June 5, 1917) is a French jurist. He was born in Angoulême, France. He devised a theory which became known as Duvergers law, which identifies a correlation between voting systems and the formation of a two-party system. Notable publications Kings Mate (1978) Factors... Maurice Duverger (born 1917 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). Events January-February President Woodrow Wilson of the United States announces to Congress the breaking of diplomatic relations with Germany January 2 - The Royal Bank of Canada takes over Quebec Bank. January 22 - World War I: President Woodrow... 1917), A jurist is a professional who studies, develops, applies or otherwise deals with the law. See also jurisprudence list of jurists list of lawyers lawyer solicitor barrister judge civil law notary Categories: Legal occupations ... jurist.

See also

  • Angouleme (Angoumois) in western France was part of the Carolingian empire as the kingdom of Aquitaine. Under Charlemagnes successors, the local count of Angouleme was independent and was not united with the French crown until 1307. By the terms of the Treaty of Brétigny (1360) the Angoumois, then... Counts and dukes of Angouleme
  • Angoumois was an old province of France, nearly corresponding today to the Charente départment. Its capital was Angoulême. This article incorporates text from the public domain 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica. Categories: 1911 Britannica | Stub ... Angoumois

This article incorporates text from the The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. (Proprietary interest is typically represented by a copyright or patent.) Such works and inventions are considered part of... public domain The Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica (1911) in many ways represents the sum of knowledge at the beginning of the 20th century. The edition is still often regarded as the greatest edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica, with many articles being up to 10 times the length of... 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica.



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