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"Angers, an’jerz, formerly written Angiers, Fr. pron. öNezhā' (anc, Juliom'agus), a fortified city of France, capital of the department of Maine-et-Loire, on the Maine, just below the junction of the Sarthe and the Mayenne, and 4 miles N. of its junction with the Loire, on the railway from Tours to Nantes, 190 miles S.W. of Paris. Lat. of cathedral, 47°28' 17" N.; lon. 0°33'10" W. Among its structures are the ruins of a castle, once the stronghold of the Dukes of Anjou, now a powder-magazine, several fine old churches and dwellings, the cathedral, vestiges of a Roman aqueduct, the Hospice St. Jean, founded by Henry II. of England, and the tower of St. Austin. The Maine divides Angers into an upper and a lower town, and its old walls are converted into boulevards, planted with trees and lined with handsome houses. It has several rich museums, a library of 45,000 volumes, a school of arts and trades, a school of painting, a conservatory of music, and many professional and other schools. It is a bishop's see, and is the seat of several learned societies of high repute. It has manufactories of linen and woollen stuffs, cotton and silk twist, and hosiery, sugar and wax refineries, tanneries, and a trade in wine, corn, and slates. Bernier the traveller and David the sculptor were natives of Angers. The population was, in 1670, about 50,000. After the revocation of the edict of Nantes it gradually declined, and in 1789, before the revolution, was 27,596. Since 1815 the prosperity of the city has revived. Pop. in 1881, 68,041; in 1891, 72,669."

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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Château d'Angers
The Château d'Angers is a castle in the city of Angers in the Loire Valley, in the département of Maine-et-Loire, in France. Founded in the 9th century by the Counts of Anjou, was expanded to its current size in the 13th century.... Read MORE...

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Cathédrale Saint-Maurice
Angers, MAINE-ET-LOIRE, PAYS DE LA LOIRE
Established 12-13th century
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  • 12th-13th Century - Cathédrale Saint-Maurice established in Angers
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  • 1649 - In 1649, the people of Angers revolted against rising taxes, the start of the Fronde in Anjou.
    The Fronde was a nationwide military conflict opposing some aristocrats wanting more autonomy and the Royal forces loyal to Anne of Austria as Queen M... Read MORE...

  • 1652 - In 1652, Henri Chabot, Duke of Rohan and governor of Anjou, decided to back Louis of Condé, leader of the Fronde. Angers again became rebellious and Louis XIV sent his army to seize it. The Duke of Rohan immediately surrendered and thus again
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  • 1789 to 1790 - The first months of the French Revolution were relatively quiet in Angers.
    In 1789, the city lost its ancient administrative positions, replaced in 1790 by the department of Mayenne-et-Loire, soon renamed "Maine-et-Loire". An... Read MORE...

  • 1794 to 1794
    In 1794, fierce repression was conducted in the whole region against the Royalists. In Angers, 290 prisoners were shot and 1020 died of illness in jai... Read MORE...

  • 1859
    ANGERS, a town of France, the cap. of the dep. of Maine and Loire; in N lat. 47 28 17, and E long. 0 33 34; 178 m. SW of Paris. It rises on a gentle a... Read MORE...

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    Angers, a city of France, capital of the department of Maine-et-Loire, on the Maine, just below the junction of the Sarthe and the Mayenne, and 4 mile... Read MORE...

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