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  • It was in 1481, at the time of the transition of the town, that King Louis XI granted Le Mans its first charter which provided the town with a Town Hall & a burgomaster assembly.

    www.nissan.co.jp/ Lemans/ environ/ history.html

  • The religious wars were cruel & devasting for the inhabitants of Le Mans, during which, at the start of 1560, the reformed church was established.
    In 1562 the Huguenots seized the town & occupied it from the 3rd April to 11th May. It was not until 1589, when the town was taken by Henry IV, that...Read MORE...


  • In the 17th and 18th centuries, Le Mans became a centre of manufacture & commerce, where cheesecloth, wax & leather were produced and sold to Italy, Spain and the West Indies; further more, Brazil was also involved in the trade negotiation

    www.nissan.co.jp/ Lemans/ environ/ history.html

  • A large economic recession linked with the decline of the cheesecloth industry & the decline of the wax demand from 1789 lead the province to a period when Le Mans was reduced to a town of 16000 inhabitants.

    www.nissan.co.jp/ Lemans/ environ/ history.html

  • In December 1793, at the time of the Vendée war, Le Mans was the site of a terrible battle between republican & Vendéan troops.

    www.nissan.co.jp/ Lemans/ environ/ history.html

  • In 1855, the outlying districts of Saint-Croix, Siant-Georges, Saint-Pavin des Champs, then Pontlieue in 1865, became part of Le Mans. This resulted in a total population of 40000 inhabitants.

    www.nissan.co.jp/ Lemans/ environ/ history.html

  • In January 1871, after the fierce combat close to the town from Tertre-Rouge to the camp of Auvours, & the defeat of the Loire army by General Chanzy, Le Mans was occupied by the Prussians for a few months.

    www.nissan.co.jp/ Lemans/ environ/ history.html

  • 1895 - Le Mans
    Le Mans, leh möN" (anc. Suindinum, afterwards Ceno mani), a town of France, capital of the department of Sarthe, on the ridge and slope of a hill...Read MORE...


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  • The world's first public aeroplane flight took place in Le Mans in 1908

    www.telegraph.co.uk/ travel/ destinations/ europe/ france/ 8615626/ Le-Mans-France-a-cultural-city-g

  • 1923 - Since 1923, the city of Le Mans has hosted the internationally famous 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance sports car race.

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  • It was in 1481, at the time of the transition of the town, that King Louis XI granted Le Mans its first charter which provided the town with a Town Hall & a burgomaster assembly.

    www.nissan.co.jp/ Lemans/ environ/ history.html
  • The religious wars were cruel & devasting for the inhabitants of Le Mans, during which, at the start of 1560, the reformed church was established.
    In 1562 the Huguenots seized the town & occupied it from the 3rd April to 11th May. It was not until 1589, when the town was taken by Henry IV, that... Read MORE...

  • In the 17th and 18th centuries, Le Mans became a centre of manufacture & commerce, where cheesecloth, wax & leather were produced and sold to Italy, Spain and the West Indies; further more, Brazil was also involved in the trade negotiation

    www.nissan.co.jp/ Lemans/ environ/ history.html
  • A large economic recession linked with the decline of the cheesecloth industry & the decline of the wax demand from 1789 lead the province to a period when Le Mans was reduced to a town of 16000 inhabitants.

    www.nissan.co.jp/ Lemans/ environ/ history.html
  • In December 1793, at the time of the Vendée war, Le Mans was the site of a terrible battle between republican & Vendéan troops.

    www.nissan.co.jp/ Lemans/ environ/ history.html
  • In 1855, the outlying districts of Saint-Croix, Siant-Georges, Saint-Pavin des Champs, then Pontlieue in 1865, became part of Le Mans. This resulted in a total population of 40000 inhabitants.

    www.nissan.co.jp/ Lemans/ environ/ history.html
  • In January 1871, after the fierce combat close to the town from Tertre-Rouge to the camp of Auvours, & the defeat of the Loire army by General Chanzy, Le Mans was occupied by the Prussians for a few months.

    www.nissan.co.jp/ Lemans/ environ/ history.html
  • 1895 - Le Mans
    Le Mans, leh möN" (anc. Suindinum, afterwards Ceno mani), a town of France, capital of the department of Sarthe, on the ridge and slope of a hill... Read MORE...

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  • The world's first public aeroplane flight took place in Le Mans in 1908

    www.telegraph.co.uk/ travel/ destinations/ europe/ france/ 8615626/ Le-Mans-France-a-cultural-city-g
  • 1923 - Since 1923, the city of Le Mans has hosted the internationally famous 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance sports car race.

    www.wikipedia.org

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