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"Champagne, shöM'páñ', an old French province, of which the capital was Troyes, now forming the greater portion of the departments of Ardennes, Marne, Aube, and Haute-Marne, and part of those of Aisne, Seine-et-Marne, and Yonne. This country was long governed by native princes, and was united to the crown of France by the mar riage of Philippe le Bel with Jeanne de Navarre in 1286. It was divided into Upper and Lower Champagne, the first of which comprised the districts of Remois, capital Rheims, Perthois, capital Vitry-le-François, Rethelois, capital Rethel, and the principality of Sedan; and the second, Champagne proper, capital Troyes, Wallage, capital. Joinville, Bassigny, capital Langres, and Le Senonais, capital Sens.

Champagne, a district of France, in the departments of Charente and Charente-Inférieure, forming part of the arrondissements of Saintes, Jonzac, and Cognac. It is celebrated for its wines and brandy."

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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Champagne, France

Cathédrale Saint-Étienne
Châlons-en-Champagne, MARNE, CHAMPAGNE-ARDENNE
Established 13th century
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The Regiment of Champagne, founded by Henry II in 1558, was one of the four oldest regiments under the Ancient Regime.

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16th and 17 century - The most sought after wines were those "white wines" made from red wine grapes, such as Pinot noir which had more flavor, aromatics and longevity.
Throughout the 16th and early 17th century, Champenois winemakers tried to produce the best "white" ...Read MORE...

After being destroyed during the French Wars of Religion, the Benedictine Abbey at Hautvillers was rebuilt and replanted its vineyards.
By 1661, the Abbey had 25 acres (10 ha) of vineyards but were also receiving tithes in the form of...Read MORE...

Following the death of Louis XIV in 1715, his nephew Philippe II, Duke of Orléans became the Regent of France. The Duke of Orléans enjoyed the sparkling version of Champagne and featured it at his nightly petits soupers at the Palais-Royal.
This sparked a craze in Paris as restaurants and fashionable society sought to emulate the Duke's...Read MORE...

1790 - Along with the other traditional French provinces, Champagne was abolished as a separate entity in 1790.

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CHAMPAGNE, an ancient province of France, which, under its counts of the house of Blois, is...Read MORE...

By the end of the 19th century, Champagne was making its mark and embedding itself into popular culture.

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