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"Rouen, roo'en (Fr. pron. rwān; anc. Raton'agus or Rotom'agus), a city of France, capital of the department of Seine-Inférieure, on the right bank of the Seine, 84 miles N.W. of Paris, and 56 miles E.S.E. of Havre, with which it is connected by railway. Lat. 49° 26' N.; lon. 1°6' E. Pop. in 1891, 112,352. It stands on a gentle acclivity facing the S., and is built in the shape of an irregular oval, the contour of which is marked out by the site of the old ramparts, which have been levelled down and converted into finely-planted boulevards. In addition to the town proper there are several suburbs, of which that of St. Sever, on the left bank of the river, is the most extensive. Viewed from the adjoining heights, no provincial town in France presents a more magnificent and venerable aspect...."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott


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  • 1419 - January 19 - French city of Rouen surrenders to Henry V in Hundred Years War
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  • 1431 - May 30 - Hundred Years' War: in Rouen, France, 19-year-old Joan of Arc is burned at the stake by an English-dominated tribunal.
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  • 13th-16th Century - Cathédrale Notre-Dame established in Rouen
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  • 1591 - August 19 - French king Henri IV occupies Rouen
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  • 1615 - June 2 - First Récollet missionaries arrive at Quebec City, from Rouen, France.
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  • 1940 - June 10 - German 5th Armour division occupies Rouen
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  • 1942 - August 17 - US bombers staged 1st independent raid on Europe attack Rouen, France
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