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"Périgueux, på'ree'guh" (anc. Vesun'na, afterwards Petroco'rii), a town of France, capital of the department of Dordogne, on the right bank of the Isle, 45 miles S.E. of Angoulême. Pop. 23,290. The chief edifices are a cathedral of the fourth century, the church of St. Front, and a modern town hall. It has a lycée, or college, a normal school, and a library of 20,000 volumes. It has manufactures of cutlery, nails, serge, flannel, leather, pottery, flour, a copper-foundry, 2 lithographic printing-offices, and trade in wood, iron, paper, and liqueurs. It was the capital of the old district of Périgord, and has Roman remains."

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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  • During the religious wars the town of Périgueux is occupied by the Huguenots for 6 years between 1575 and1581.

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  • Eglise Saint Etienne de la Cite (originally the cathedral of Perigueux) - In 1577 Protestants destroyed two of its cupolas and its bell tower.

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  • Given amnesty by Louis XIV in 1654 for its part in the Fronde (a series of civil disturbances, 1648–53), Périgueux experienced an era of peace.

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  • 1669 - Basilique-Cathédrale Saint-Front built in Périgueux

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  • At the time of the French Revolution (1787–99), Périgueux continued as the capital of a département covering the same area as the medieval province of Périgord Blanc.

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  • From the July Monarchy (1830) onward many improvements were made, and the town of Périgueux received new impetus under the Second Empire (1852–70) and the Third Republic (1870–1940).

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  • 1856 - The rail went through Périgueux in 1856 and the city rapidly expanded.

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  • Périgueux,  France

  • Périgueux,  France

  • 1906
    Perigueux, a town of France, capital of the department of Dor dogne, on the right bank of the Isle, 45 miles SE. of Angoule'me. The mediaeval town...Read MORE...


  • During the year 1940, many Jews from Alsace and Alsatians were evacuated to Périgueux.

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