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"Bretagne, breh-táñ' or brit'an (in English, Brittany, brit’ta-ne, and sometimes Little Britain), an old province in the N.W. of France, forming an extensive peninsula between the English Channel and the Atlantic Ocean, now comprised in the departments of Finistère, Côtes-du-Nord, Morbihan, and Loire-Inférieure. It was divided into Haute-Bretagne, the capital of which was Rennes, and Basse-Bretagne, capital, Vannes. Its people are largely Celts, of the Cymric branch, and very generally speak the Armorican language, which resembles the Welsh. It long preserved its sovereigns, who bore, successively, the titles of kings, counts, and dukes. It was united to France by the marriage of Charles VIII. with Anne, daughter of the last duke, Francis II., in 1491."

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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Established 12-13th century
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  • History
    "In the mid-9th century Nominoe and his successors won a series of victories over the Franks which secured an independent Duchy of Brittany. In the... Read MORE...

  • 1675 - Revolt of the Papier Timbre
    The Revolt of the papier timbré was an anti-fiscal revolt in the west of Ancien Régime France, during the reign of Louis XIV from April to September... Read MORE...

  • 1718 - The Pontcallec Conspiracy rebellion began
    The Pontcallec conspiracy was a rebellion that arose from an anti-tax movement in Brittany between 1718 and 1720. This was at the beginning of the... Read MORE...

  • 1885 - CHOLERA COMING WEST. The Disease Appears in a Violent Form in a Province of France.
    WASHINGTON, May 19. - The Marine hospital bureau received report showing cholera in a violent form has appeared in the village of Bretagne, France. The Kansas City Star
    Kansas City, Missouri
    May 19, 1886
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  • 1909 - From sardine packers at one season of the year to Irish lacemakers at another
    is the strange labor transformation which takes place among the regions workers at Bretagne, France. Reading Times
    Reading, Pennsylvania
    October 18, 1909
  • 1916
    Brittany (Fr. Bretagne), an old province in the NW. of France, forming an extensive peninsula be tween the English Channel and the Atlantic Ocean,... Read MORE...

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