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Dieppe, France - Château de Dieppe The Château de Dieppe is a castle in the French town of Dieppe in the Seine-Maritime département. The castle was founded in 1188, a

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Dieppe is a fishing port on the Normandy coast of northern France. wikipedia




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The Château de Dieppe is a castle in the French town of Dieppe in the Seine-Marit
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Château de Dieppe
The Château de Dieppe is a castle in the French town of Dieppe in the Seine-Maritime département. The castle was founded in 1188, and was destroyed in 1195. The site was restored in the 14th century. The castle was later in large part reconstructed in 1433 by Charles des Marets. The castle is composed of a quadrangular enclosure with round flanking towers and a lower court adjacent. The large west tower dates perhaps from the 14th century, and served as the keep.

The town walls were built around 1360. The walls were extended between 1435 and 1442. Although the town was largely destroyed by an Anglo-Dutch naval bombardment in 1694, the castle survived. wikipedia

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Two of France's best navigators, Michel le Vasseur and his brother Thomas le Vasseur, lived in Dieppe when they were recruited to join the expedition of René Goulaine de Laudonnière which departed Le Havre for Florida on April 20, 1564.
The expedition resulted in the construction of Fort Caroline, the first French colony in the New World.
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First recorded as a small fishing settlement in 1030, Dieppe was an important prize fought over during the Hundred Years' War. Dieppe housed the most advanced French school of cartography in the 16th century, and was the premier port of the kingdom in the 17th century. On July 23, 1632, 300 colonists heading to New France departed from Dieppe. At the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685, Dieppe lost 3000 of its Huguenot citizens, who fled abroad.

Dieppe was an important target in wartime; the town was largely destroyed by an Anglo-Dutch naval bombardment in 1694. Rebuilt after 1696, it was popularised as a seaside resort following the 1824 visit of the widowed Duchess of Berry, Charles X's daughter-in-law. She encouraged the building of the recently-renovated municipal theater, the Petit-Theatre (1825), associated particularly with Camille Saint-Saëns.

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Dieppe was the premier port of the kingdom in the 17th century.
On July 23, 1632, 300 colonists heading to New France departed from Dieppe.
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At the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685, Dieppe lost 3,000 of its Huguenot citizens, who fled abroad.

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Dieppe was an important target in wartime; the town was largely destroyed by an Anglo-Dutch naval bombardment in 1694.

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Dieppe was rebuilt after 1696 in a typical French classical style by Ventabren, an architect, who gave it its unique feature for a sea port.

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Dieppe was popularised as a seaside resort following the 1824 visit of the widowed Duchess of Berry, daughter-in-law of Charles X.
She encouraged the building of the recently renovated municipal theatre, the Petit-Théâtre (1825), associated particularly with Camille Saint-Saëns.
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During the later 19th century, Dieppe became popular with English artists as a beach resort.
Prominent literary figures such as Arthur Symons loved to keep up with the latest fads of avant-garde France here, and during "the season" sometimes stayed for weeks on end.
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1895 - Dieppe
Dieppe, a seaport town of France, ...on the English Channel, and 33 miles N, of Rouen, Lat. of light house, 49° 55' 7" N.; lon. 1° 5' 2" E. Two lines of rail. way connect it with Paris. It is divided into the town proper and the suburb Le Pollet, which communicate by a flying bridge, both being well furnished with water from an aqueduct. There is also a well-built southwestern suburb, called La Barre. The principal edifices are an old castle on a cliff W. of the town, 2 churches the town hall, hospital, college, theatre, public library, baths, and a school of navigation. The port, enclosed by 2 jetties and bordered by quays, was small and inconvenient, but has been much enlarged and improved, so that it is now the best on the Channel. It has several spacious wet-docks. Dieppe has an active general trade, ship building docks, manufactures of ivory-wares, watches, lace, &c... Pop. (1891) 21,503.
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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Dieppe was occupied by German naval and army forces after the fall of France in 1940.

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1942 - The Dieppe Raid in the Second World War was a costly battle for the Allies.
On August 19, 1942, Allied soldiers, mainly drawn from the 2nd Canadian Infantry Division, landed at Dieppe in the hope of occupying the town for a short time, gaining intelligence and drawing the Luftwaffe into open battle. The Allies suffered more than 1,400 deaths; 1,946 Canadian soldiers were captured—more prisoners than the army lost in the 11 months of the 1944–45 NW Europe campaign. However, no major objectives on the ground were achieved; in the air, a major objective of drawing German air forces into open battle was realized.
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2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Dieppe:
Dieppe Beach: Start your journey by relaxing on Dieppe's pebble beach. It's a great spot to soak in the sun, build sandcastles, or take a leisurely stroll along the shore. The fresh sea breeze and stunning views of the English Channel make it a perfect spot for unwinding.

Château de Dieppe: This 15th-century castle overlooks the town and the sea. While the interior is not open to the public, the exterior and the surrounding gardens offer excellent photo opportunities. The castle is especially enchanting during sunset.

Dieppe Market: If you're a food lover, don't miss the bustling Saturday morning market in the town center. You can find fresh produce, seafood, cheese, and other regional delights. It's a great place to immerse yourself in the local culture.

Estran Cité de la Mer: This maritime museum is a must-visit, especially if you're traveling with family. It offers interactive exhibits on marine life, fishing, and the town's maritime history. The highlight is the enormous... Read MORE...

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Dieppe, France

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male ancestorJean CAUCHON (COCHON) dit LAMOTHE (1591, Dieppe, France - 11 July 1673, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer))
female ancestorMarguerite COINTEREL (1592, Dieppe, France - 9 January 1633, Dieppe, France)
male ancestorPierre LEMOINE (LEMOYNE) (1593, , France - 12 November 1658, Dieppe, France)
female ancestorJudith DUCHESNE (1593, , France - 12 November 1658, Dieppe, France)
female ancestorFrançoise LANGLOIS (1599, , France - 1632, Dieppe, France)
male ancestorEll POST (, Dieppe, France - , Dieppe, France)
female ancestorJeanne ABRAHAM (1603, Dieppe, France - 19 November 1674, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer))
male ancestorAntoine PAULET (1616, Dieppe, France - 3 November 1695, Saint-Pierre-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada)
female ancestorMarguerite COCHON (CAUCHON) (12 February 1620, Dieppe, France - 26 June 1699, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))

Ancestors Who Were Married in Dieppe, France

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male ancestorPierre LEMOINE (LEMOYNE) (1593 - 12 November 1658) and female ancestorJudith DUCHESNE (1593 - 12 November 1658) married 1618
male ancestorJean CAUCHON (COCHON) dit LAMOTHE (1591 - 11 July 1673) and female ancestorMarguerite COINTEREL (1592 - 9 January 1633) married 1619
male ancestorJean CAUCHON (COCHON) dit LAMOTHE (1591 - 11 July 1673) and female ancestorJeanne ABRAHAM (1603 - 19 November 1674) married 2 April 1633
male ancestorLouis ROY (1607 - ) and female ancestorAnne LEMAITRE (LEMAISTRE) (1618 - 1 October 1718) married 27 April 1638
male ancestorGeorges PELLETIER (1620 - aft. 12 November 1706) and female ancestorCatherine VANIER (1624 - 8 March 1684) married abt. 1645
male ancestorPierre DUFRESNE (1628 - 29 November 1687) and female ancestorAnne PATIN (1636 - 29 November 1700) married 6 February 1655
male ancestorCharles HAMEL (1624 - September 7, 1721) and female ancestorCatherine LEMAITRE (1630 - ) married 19 June 1656
male ancestorNicolas ROY (25 May 1639 - 1691) and female ancestorJeanne LELIEVRE (22 March 1634 - 11 January 1728) married 1 February 1658
male ancestorJean HAMEL (24 July 1634 - 11 October 1674) and female ancestorMarie AUVRAY (1638 - 12 May 1716) married 23 July 1660

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