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Tournai
Province: Hainaut
District: Tournai
Area: 213.7 km²
(largest in Belgium)
Population: 67,534 (2006)
Population density: 316 /km²
Tournai municipality in the province Hainaut
Tournai municipality in the province Hainaut

Tournai (in Dutch: Doornik in Latin: Tornacum) is a municipality located 85 kilometres southwest of Brussels, on the river Scheldt (in French: Escaut, in Dutch: Schelde), in the Belgian province of Hainaut. It is the second oldest city in Belgium and has played an important role in the country's cultural history. Belgium is a federal state and is composed of three communities, three regions, and four linguistic regions. ... Hainaut (French; English traditionally Hainault, Dutch: Henegouwen, German: Hennegau, Walloon: Hinnot) is the westernmost province of Wallonia, in Belgium. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Image File history File links Tournai_Hainaut_Belgium_Map. ... Image File history File links Tournai_Hainaut_Belgium_Map. ... Hainaut (French; English traditionally Hainault, Dutch: Henegouwen, German: Hennegau, Walloon: Hinnot) is the westernmost province of Wallonia, in Belgium. ... Latin was the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... Belgium comprises 589 municipalities (Dutch: gemeenten, French: communes, German: Gemeinde) grouped into five provinces in each of two regions and into a third region, the Brussels-Capital Region, comprising 19 municipalities that do not belong to a province. ... Nickname: The Capital Of Europe, Comic City City of a 100 Museums Map showing the location of Brussels in Belgium Coordinates: Country Belgium Region Brussels-Capital Region Founded 797 Founded (Region) June 18, 1989 Mayor (Municipality) Freddy Thielemans Area    - City 162 (Region) km²  (62. ... The Scheldt (Dutch: Schelde, French Escaut) is a 350 km[1] long river that finds its origin in the north of France, enters Belgium and near Antwerp flows west into the Netherlands towards the North Sea. ... Belgium is a federal state and is composed of three communities, three regions, and four linguistic regions. ... Hainaut (French; English traditionally Hainault, Dutch: Henegouwen, German: Hennegau, Walloon: Hinnot) is the westernmost province of Wallonia, in Belgium. ...

The cathedral of Notre Dame de Tournai
The cathedral of Notre Dame de Tournai

The Tournai municipality includes the old communes of Barry, Beclers, Blandain, Chercq, Ere, Esplechin, Froidmont, Froyennes, Gaurain-Ramecroix, Havinnes, Hertain, Kain, Lamain, Marquain, Maulde, Melles, Mont-Saint-Aubert, Mourcourt, Orcq, Quartes, Ramegnies-Chin, Rumillies, Saint-Maur, Templeuve, Thimougies, Vaulx-lez-Tournai, Vezon, Warchin, and Willemeau. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1704x2272, 1357 KB) Auteur/Author : Jean-Pol Grandmont (Collection personnelle/Private collection). ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1704x2272, 1357 KB) Auteur/Author : Jean-Pol Grandmont (Collection personnelle/Private collection). ... Tournai Cathedral Notre-Dame Cathedral of Tournai is one of the most important architectural monuments in Belgium. ... A municipality or general-purpose district (compare with: special-purpose district) is an administrative local area generally composed of a clearly defined territory and commonly referring to a city, town, or village government. ... Commune can refer to various things: commune (subnational entity) of various European and African countries Commune in France. ...

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History

Tournai existed already in Roman times and came into the possession of the Salian Franks in 432. Under kings Childeric and Clovis, Tournai was the capital of the Frankish empire. In the year 486, Clovis moved the center of power to Paris, but in turn Tournai was made siege of a bishopric that extended over the entire region of Flanders. Its first bishop was Eleutherius, himself a native son of Tournai. History - Ancient history - Ancient Rome This is a List of Ancient Rome-related topics, that aims to include aspects of both the Ancient Roman Republic and Roman Empire. ... The Salian Franks were a subgroup of the Franks. ... Childeric was the name of several Frankish kings: Childeric I (c. ... Clovis may refer to the following: The personal name of Germanic origin that primarily saw use in Europe before the year 1000 AD. Several locales and persons of historical importance have borne this name. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country France Région ÃŽle-de-France Département Paris (75) Subdivisions 20 arrondissements Mayor Bertrand Delanoë  (PS) (since 2001) City Statistics Land... Flanders (Dutch: Vlaanderen) has several main meanings: the social, cultural and linguistical, scientific and educational, economical and political community of the Flemings; some prefer to call this the Flemish community (others refer to this as the Flemish nation) which is, with over 6 million inhabitants, the majority of all Belgians...


After the partition of the Frankish empire during the early 9th century, Tournai remained in the western part, which would later become France. First being part of the County of Flanders, the city soon became attractive for wealthy merchants. Its drive for independence from the local rulers succeeded in 1187, and the city was henceforth directly subordinated to the French Crown. This article deals with the historical county of Flanders, for present-day Flanders see Flanders The geographical region and former county of Flanders contains not only the two Belgian provinces but also the present-day French département of Nord, in parts of which there is still a Flemish-speaking...


During the 15th century, the city's textile trade boomed and it became an important supplier of wall carpets. It was conquered in 1513 by the English king Henry VIII, making it the only Belgian city ever to have been ruled by England. It was also represented in the Parliament of England, see Tournai (constituency). The city was hamded back to French rule in 1519. For the play, see Henry VIII (play). ... English parliament in front of the king c. ... Tournai was a former constituency of the Parliament of England. ...

In 1521, Emperor Charles V added the city to his possessions in the Low Countries, leading to a period of religious strife and economic decay. During the 16th century, Tournai was a bulwark of Calvinism, but eventually it was conquered by the Spanish governor of the Low Countries, the Duke of Parma, following a prolonged siege in 1581. After the fall of the city, its protestant inhabitants were given one year to sell their possessions and emigrate, a policy that was at the time considered quite humane, since very often religious opponents were simply massacred. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1704x2272, 1015 KB) Description:Tournai (Belgique)/(Belgium), le plus vieux beffroi de Belgique (XIIe siècle). ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1704x2272, 1015 KB) Description:Tournai (Belgique)/(Belgium), le plus vieux beffroi de Belgique (XIIe siècle). ... Belfry of Tournai The belfry (French: beffroi) of Tournai, Belgium, is a freestanding bell tower of medieval origin, 72 meters in height with a 256-step stair (and an additional step at the entrance). ... Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor and King of Spain. ... The Low Countries, the historical region of de Nederlanden, are the countries (see Country) on low-lying land around the delta of the Rhine, Scheldt, and Meuse (Maas) rivers. ... Calvinism is a system of Christian theology and an approach to Christian life and thought within the Protestant tradition articulated by John Calvin, a Protestant Reformer in the 16th century, and subsequently by successors, associates, followers and admirers of Calvin, his interpretation of Scripture, and perspective on Christian life and... Alessandro Farnese, Duke of Parma and Piacenza (1545 - 1592) was the son of Duke Ottavio Farnese, Duke of Parma and Margaret, the illegitimate daughter of the Habsburg Emperor Charles V. Thus Alessandro was the nephew of Philip II of Spain and of Don John of Austria. ...


One century later, in 1668, the city briefly returned to France under Louis XIV in the Treaty of Aachen. After the end of the War of Spanish Succession in 1713, the former Spanish Low Countries, and Tournai as part of them, became Austrian through the Treaty of Utrecht. From 1815 on, following the Napoleonic Wars, Tournai formed part of the United Netherlands and after 1830 of newly-independent Belgium. Louis XIV (Louis-Dieudonné) (September 5, 1638 – September 1, 1715) ruled as King of France and of Navarre from May 14, 1643 until his death just prior to his seventy-seventh birthday. ... There were two Treaties of Aix-la-Chapelle. ... Charles II was the last Habsburg King of Spain. ... The Treaty of Utrecht comprised a series of peace treaties signed in Utrecht in March and April 1713 that helped end the War of the Spanish Succession. ... Combatants Allies: Great Britain (until 1801)/United Kingdom(from 1801) Prussia Austria Sweden Russia Ottoman Empire Portugal Spain and others France Client States to France: Denmark-Norway Kingdom of Holland Kingdom of Italy Kingdom of Naples Grand Duchy of Warsaw Confederation of the Rhine: Bavaria Saxony and others Commanders Mikhail... Map of the kingdom United Kingdom of the Netherlands (1815 - 1830) (1839) (Dutch: Verenigd Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, French: Royaume-Uni des Pays-Bas and German: Vereinigte Königreich der Niederlande) were the unofficial names used to refer to a new unified European state created during the Congress of Vienna in...


Tourist Attractions

Tournai is considered to be one of the most important cultural sites in Belgium. The mixed Romanesque- and Gothic-style cathedral of Notre Dame de Tournai and the belfry, the oldest in Belgium, have been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Inside the cathedral, the "Châsse de Notre-Dame", a beautifully ornated 12th-century reliquary, gives witness of Tournai's wealth in the Middle Ages. Other places of interest are the 13th-century Scheldt bridge (Pont-des-Trous) and the Great Market (Grand'Place), as well as several old city gates, historic warehouses, and a variety of museums. Romanesque St. ... See also Gothic art. ... A cathedral is a Christian church building, specifically of a denomination with an episcopal hierarchy, such as the Anglican, Catholic and some Lutheran churches, which serves as the central church of a diocese, and thus as a bishops seat. ... Tournai Cathedral Notre-Dame Cathedral of Tournai is one of the most important architectural monuments in Belgium. ... Belfry of Tournai The belfry (French: beffroi) of Tournai, Belgium, is a freestanding bell tower of medieval origin, 72 meters in height with a 256-step stair (and an additional step at the entrance). ... UNESCO logo UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... As a means of recording the passage of time, the 12th century was that century which lasted from 1101 to 1200. ... For the band Reliquary, click here. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... As a means of recording the passage of time, the 13th century was that century which lasted from 1201 to 1300. ... The Scheldt (Dutch: Schelde, French Escaut) is a 350 km[1] long river that finds its origin in the north of France, enters Belgium and near Antwerp flows west into the Netherlands towards the North Sea. ...

The "Pont des Trous" bridge over the Scheldt
The "Pont des Trous" bridge over the Scheldt

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2241x1653, 1046 KB) Description:Tournai (Belgique/Belgium), le Pont des Trous sur lEscaut avec la cathédrale Notre-Dame en point de mire. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2241x1653, 1046 KB) Description:Tournai (Belgique/Belgium), le Pont des Trous sur lEscaut avec la cathédrale Notre-Dame en point de mire. ...

Festivities

  • The "Great Procession" (in French: Grande Procession) has taken place every year since 1092, with the single exception of the year 1566, when the iconoclasts considerably damaged the religious symbols of the city. This historic procession unfolds in the streets every second Sunday of September.
  • The first Monday after January 6 is known as "Lost Monday" (in French: Lundi perdu) or "Perjury Monday" (Lundi parjuré). This tradition dates from more than 700 years ago. The wealthier city inhabitants used to prepare fastuous family dinners and elect a king. Today, the family dinners have expanded to wider groups and a rabbit dish is often served.

Events May 9 - Lincoln Cathedral is consecrated. ... Events January 7 - Pius V becomes Pope Selim II succeeds Suleiman I as Sultan of the Ottoman Empire Religious rioting in the Netherlands signifies the beginning of the Eighty Years War in the Netherlands. ... Literally, an iconoclast is a person who destroys icons, that is, sacred paintings or sculpture. ... Former the 60s progressive rock band, Procession, see Procession, Sixties band Funeral Procession, illustrated in a manuscript of the Hours of the Virgin. ... January 6 is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Geology

Rocks from near Tournai date from the Carboniferous Period, and have been used to define the Tournasian Age, a subdivision of the Carboniferous lasting from 359.2±2.5 to 345.4±2.1 million years ago. The Carboniferous is a major division of the geologic timescale that extends from the end of the Devonian period, about 340 million years ago (mya), to the beginning of the Permian period, about 280 mya. ...


People born in Tournai

Gilles Li Muisis, or Le Muiset (c. ... (12th century - 13th century - 14th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 13th century was that century which lasted from 1201 to 1300. ... Deposition by Roger van der Weyden (c. ... The Arnolfini portrait by Jan van Eyck. ... (14th century - 15th century - 16th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 15th century was that century which lasted from 1401 to 1500. ... The Visitation, from Altarpiece of the Virgin by Jacques Daret, 1434-1435. ... The Arnolfini portrait by Jan van Eyck. ... (14th century - 15th century - 16th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 15th century was that century which lasted from 1401 to 1500. ... Pierre de La Rue (c. ... In music, the Dutch School refers, somewhat imprecisely, to the style of polyphonic vocal music composition in Europe in the 15th and 16th centuries. ... (14th century - 15th century - 16th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 15th century was that century which lasted from 1401 to 1500. ... Perkin Warbeck (c. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ... (14th century - 15th century - 16th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 15th century was that century which lasted from 1401 to 1500. ... Charles Blount, fifth Baron Mountjoy (1516–1544), was a courtier and patron of learning. ... (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ... Casterman is an a publishing company in Tournai, Belgium, mostly famous as the publisher of graphic novels, among which Tintin. ... (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. ... Louis Gallait (born May 9 or May 10, 1810 in Tournai, Hainaut (Belgium); died November 20, 1887 in Brussels) was a Belgian painter. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jean-Baptiste Moëns (May 27, 1833 – April 28, 1908) was a Belgian philatelist and one of the first stamp dealers in the world. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jules Bara (1835-1900) was a Belgian statesman. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Georges Raymond Constantin Rodenbach (born July 16, 1855 in Tournai, Belgium; died December 25, 1898 in Paris) was a Belgian Symbolist poet. ... La mort du fossoyeur (The death of the gravedigger) by Carlos Schwabe is a visual compendium of Symbolist motifs. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Marc Quaghebeur (Tournai, 1947) is a Belgian writer. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... Xaveer De Geyter is a Belgian architect. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999...

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Municipalities in the province of Hainaut, Wallonia, Belgium

Ath: Ath | Beloeil | Bernissart | Brugelette | Chièvres | Ellezelles | Flobecq | Frasnes-lez-Anvaing
Charleroi: Aiseau-Presles | Chapelle-lez-Herlaimont | Charleroi | Châtelet | Coucelles | Farciennes | Fleurus | Fontaine-l'Evêque | Gerpinnes | Les Bons Villers | Manage | Montigny-le-Tilleul | Pont-à-Celles | Seneffe
Mons: Boussu | Colfontaine | Dour | Frameries | Hensies | Honnelles | Jurbise | Lens | Mons | Quaregnon | Quévy | Quiévrain | Saint-Ghislain
Mouscron: Comines-Warneton | Mouscron
Soignies: Braine-le-Comte | Ecaussinnes | Enghien | La Louvière | Le Roeulx | Lessines | Silly | Soignies
Thuin: Anderlues | Beaumont | Binche | Chimay | Erquelinnes | Estinnes | Froidchapelle | Ham-sur-Heure-Nalinnes | Lobbes | Merbes-le-Château | Momignies | Morlanwelz | Sivry-Rance | Thuin
Tournai: Antoing | Brunehaut | Celles | Estaimpuis | Leuze-en-Hainaut | Mont-de-l'Enclus | Pecq | Péruwelz | Rumes | Tournai Image File history File links Hainaut_Flag. ... Belgium comprises 589 municipalities (Dutch: gemeenten, French: communes, German: Gemeinde) grouped into five provinces in each of two regions and into a third region, the Brussels-Capital Region, comprising 19 municipalities that do not belong to a province. ... Belgium is a federal state and is composed of three communities, three regions, and four linguistic regions. ... Hainaut (French; English traditionally Hainault, Dutch: Henegouwen, German: Hennegau, Walloon: Hinnot) is the westernmost province of Wallonia, in Belgium. ... Wallonia (French: Wallonie, German: Wallonien, Walloon: Walonreye, Dutch: Wallonië) or the Walloon Region (French: Région Wallonne, Dutch: Waals Gewest) is the predominantly French-speaking region that constitutes one of the three federal regions of Belgium, with its capital at Namur. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium. ... This article is about the Belgian municipality. ... see also the much larger Beloeil, Quebec Beloeil is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Bernissart is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Brugelette is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Chièvres is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Ellezelles is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Flobecq (Dutch: Vloesberg) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Frasnes-lez-Anvaing is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Aiseau-Presles (Walloon: Åjhô-Préle) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Chapelle-lez-Herlaimont is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Charleroi (Walloon: TchÃ¥lerwè) is the first city and municipality of Wallonia in population. ... Châtelet can refer to: The city of Châtelet, Belgium. ... Courcelles is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Farciennes is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Fleurus is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Fontaine-lEvêque is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Gerpinnes: the drum major Gerpinnes is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Les Bons Villers is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... This article is about the town in Belgium. ... Montigny-le-Tilleul is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Pont-à-Celles is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Seneffe is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Boussu is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Colfontaine is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Dour is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Frameries is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Hensies is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Honnelles is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Jurbise is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Lens is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... The central square and town hall of Mons Mons (Dutch: Bergen) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut, of which it is the capital. ... Quaregnon is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Quévy is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Quiévrain is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Saint-Ghislain is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Comines-Warneton (Dutch: Komen-Waasten) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Mouscron (Dutch: Moeskroen) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Braine-le-Comte (Dutch: s-Gravenbrakel) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Ecaussinnes is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... For the town in France, see Enghien-les-Bains. ... La Louvière is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Le Roeulx is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Lessines is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... railway station Silly in French or Opzullik in Dutch is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Soignies Soignies (in Dutch: Zinnik) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Anderlues is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Beaumont is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Binche is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Chimay is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Erquelinnes is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Estinnes is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Froidchapelle is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... The old castle and the city. ... Lobbes is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Merbes-le-Château is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Momignies is a municipality in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Morlanwelz is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Sivry-Rance is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Thuin is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Antoing is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Brunehaut is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Celles is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Estaimpuis is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Leuze-en-Hainaut is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Mont-de-lEnclus is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Pecq is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Péruwelz is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Rumes is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ...


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Tournai / Doornik, Belgium (495 words)
Chlodwig moved the royal residence to Soissons, but elevated Tournai under St Eleutherius to the status of a bishopric which soon fell to the county of Flanders and which from 1188 was French.
In 1521 Charles V was the new ruler and he ceded Tournai to the Spanish Netherlands, the varied fate of which it shared from then on.
Conquered by Louis XIV in 1667 and subsequently fortified by Vauban, Tournai fell to the Austrian Netherlands in 1714.
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TOURNAI '(Flemish Doornik), a city of Belgium, in the province of Hainaut, situated on the Scheldt.
In the reign of Augustus, Agrippa fixed the newly mixed colony of Suevi and Menapii at Tournai, which continued throughout the period of Roman occupation to be of importance.
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