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Location within France

Poitiers (population 85,000) is a small city located in west central France. It is a commune and capital (préfecture) of the Vienne département. Poitiers is situated on the Clain river. Download high resolution version (1804x1689, 163 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Poitiers Futuroscope Categories: GFDL images ... Download high resolution version (1804x1689, 163 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Poitiers Futuroscope Categories: GFDL images ... The commune is an administrative division of France. ... In France, a préfecture is the capital city of a département. ... This article is about the French département. ... 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. ... Clain is a river in western France. ...


History

Poitiers was founded before Roman influence by the Pictones tribe. The Battle of Poitiers was fought at Poitiers on September 19, 1356, during the Hundred Years' War. An earlier battle, the first decisive Christian victory over Muslims was also fought here on October 25, 732 — this battle is better known as Battle of Tours. See also Roman Republic (18th century) and Roman Republic (19th century). ... Battle of Poitiers Conflict Hundred Years War Date September 19, 1356 Place Near Maupertuis, 3km south of Poitiers, France Result Decisive English victory The Battle of Poitiers was fought between England and France on September 19, 1356, resulting in the second of the three great English victories of the Hundred... September 19 is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years). ... Events January 20 - Edward Balliol surrenders title as King of Scotland to Edward III of England September 19 - Battle of Poitiers The English defeat the French in the Hundred Years War, capturing the King John II of France in the process. ... A map of Europe in the 1430s, at the height of the Hundred Years War The Hundred Years War was a 116-year-long armed conflict between the Kingdom of England and France, beginning in 1337 and ending in 1453. ... The term Christian means belonging to Christ and is derived from the Greek noun Χριστός Khristós which means anointed one, which is itself a translation of the Hebrew word Moshiach (Hebrew: משיח, also written Messiah), (and in Arabic it is pronounced Maseeh مسيح). ... A Muslim is a believer in or follower of Islam. ... October 25 is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 67 days remaining. ... Events October 10 - Battle of Tours: Near Poitiers, France, leader of the Franks Charles Martel and his men, defeat a large army of Moors, stopping the Muslims from spreading into Western Europe. ... Battle of Tours Conflict Muslim invasion of Europe Date October 10, 732 Place Between Tours and Poitiers Result Frankish victory The Battle of Tours (often called the Battle of Poitiers, but not to be confused with the Battle of Poitiers, 1356) was fought on October 25, 732 between forces under...


King Charles VII established the University of Poitiers in 1432. Charles VII the Victorious, a. ... University of Poitiers is a university located in Poitiers, France, founded in 1431 by Pope Eugenius IV and chartered by King Charles VII of France. ... Events June 1 - Battle of San Romano - Florence defeats Siena foundation of Université de Caen In the end of the Hook and Cod wars, Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut and Holland is forced by Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, to abdicate all her estates in his favour; end of Hainaut...


Poitiers was the capital of Poitou, the region governed by the Counts of Poitiers. Poitou was a province of France whose capital city was Poitiers. ... Among the men who have borne the title of Count of Poitiers (or Poitou, in what is now France but in the Middle Ages became part of the Aquitaine) are: Guerin (or Warin[us]) (638-677) Renaud (795-843) Bernard I (815-844) Ranulph I (835-875) Ranulph II (855...


It was the birthplace of influential 20th century French philosopher Michel Foucault. Michel Foucault Michel Foucault (October 15, 1926 – June 26, 1984) was a French philosopher and held a chair at the Collège de France, a chair to which he gave the title The History of Systems of Thought. His writings have had an enormous impact on other scholarly work: Foucaults...


Geography

The site of Poitiers is a vast promontery between the valleys of Boivre and Clain.


External link

  • City council website (http://www.mairie-poitiers.fr/) (in French)
  • Visiting Poitiers (http://france-for-visitors.com/atlantic/poitiers/index.html) (in English)

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POITIERS - LoveToKnow Article on POITIERS (2482 words)
Poitiers is situated at the junction of the Boivre with the Clam (a tributary of the Loire by the Vienne), and occupies the slopes and summit of a plateau which rises 130 ft. above the level of the streams by which it is surrounded on three sides.
Blossac park, named after the intendant of the generality of Poitiers (1751-1786), and situated dn the south side of the town, and the botanical garden on the north-east, are the two principal promenades.
Poitiers is the seat of a bishop, a prefect, a court of appeal and a court of assizes, and centre of an educational division (academic), and has tribunals of first instance and of commerce, a board of trade arbitration, a chamber of commerce and a branch of the Bank of France.
Poitiers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (155 words)
Poitiers (population 85,000) is a small city located in west central France.
King Charles VII established the University of Poitiers in 1432.
Poitiers was the capital of Poitou, the region governed by the Counts of Poitiers.
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