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"Bur'gundy (Fr. Bourgogne, boom'goñ'; L. Burgun'dia; Ger. Burgund, būn-göönt'; Sp. Borgoña, boR-gon'yā; It. Borgogna, boa-gön'yā), one of the largest and most im rtant of the former provinces of France, now forming the departments of Cote=d'Or,. Saône-et-Loire, Yonne, part of Ain, and part of Aube. In more ancient times Burgundy was the name of a kingdom, which included much more than the above province, occupying the whole basin of the Rhone. Its most ancient inhabitants were the AEdui, fully described by Caesar; but its name of Burgundy is derived from one of the northern nations, called, in Latin, Burgundi or Burgundiones, who established themselves there in the beginning of the fifth century. After the subversion of their kingdom, the province was erected into a dukedom, and long made an important figure in history under the dukes of Burgundy. The male line having become extinct in 1477, on the death of Charles the Bold at the siege of Nancy, his son-in-law, Louis XI, succeeded to the dukedom, which has since formed part of France."

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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  • The Treaty of Arras (1435), which established peace between Burgundy and Charles VII of France, added greatly to the Burgundian domain.
    Even so, mercenary bands continued their depredations in Burgundy until 1445, after which the duchy enjoyed peace until Philip III’s death in 1467.
    www.britannica.com/ EBchecked/ topic/ 85188/ Burgundy/ 253115/ History

  • In 1477, at the battle of Nancy during the Burgundian Wars, the last duke Charles the Bold was killed in battle, and the Duchy itself was annexed by France.

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    Château de la Rochepot

    The Château de la Rochepot is a 13th-century castle, later converted into a château, in the commune of La Rochepot in the Côte d'Or département in Burgundy, France.

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  • The County of Burgundy remained loosely associated with the Holy Roman Empire (intermittently independent, whence the name "Franche-Comté"), and finally incorporated into France in 1678, with the Treaties of Nijmegen.
    In the late 15th and early 16th centuries, the other Burgundian territories provided a power base for the rise of the Habsburgs, after Maximilian of A...Read MORE...


  • After the French Revolution the province of Burgundy disappeared, divided into the départements of Côte-d’Or, Saône-et-Loire, and Yonne.

    www.britannica.com/ EBchecked/ topic/ 85188/ Burgundy/ 253115/ History

  • 1859
    BURGUNDY, an ancient province in the east of France, comprising the Pays de la Monagne, the Auxerrois, the Auxois, the Dijonnais, the Autunais, the Ch...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Burgundy
    Bur'gundy, one of the largest and most important of the former provinces of France, now forming the departments of Cote=d'Or,. Saône-et-Loire, Yonne, ...Read MORE...


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  • Burgundy, France

  • 1916
    Bur'gundy, one of the largest and most important of the former provinces of France, now forming the department! of Cote-d'Or, Sadne-et-Loire, Yonne, p...Read MORE...




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Château de la Rochepot

The Château de la Rochepot is a 13th-century castle, later converted into a château, in the commune of La Rochepot in the Côte d'Or département in Burgundy, France.

The castle was built in the 13th century on an outcrop ... Read MORE...

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  • The Treaty of Arras (1435), which established peace between Burgundy and Charles VII of France, added greatly to the Burgundian domain.
    Even so, mercenary bands continued their depredations in Burgundy until 1445, after which the duchy enjoyed peace until Philip III’s death in 1467.
    www.britannica.com/ EBchecked/ topic/ 85188/ Burgundy/ 253115/ History
  • In 1477, at the battle of Nancy during the Burgundian Wars, the last duke Charles the Bold was killed in battle, and the Duchy itself was annexed by France.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • The County of Burgundy remained loosely associated with the Holy Roman Empire (intermittently independent, whence the name "Franche-Comté"), and finally incorporated into France in 1678, with the Treaties of Nijmegen.
    In the late 15th and early 16th centuries, the other Burgundian territories provided a power base for the rise of the Habsburgs, after Maximilian of... Read MORE...

  • After the French Revolution the province of Burgundy disappeared, divided into the départements of Côte-d’Or, Saône-et-Loire, and Yonne.

    www.britannica.com/ EBchecked/ topic/ 85188/ Burgundy/ 253115/ History
  • 1859
    BURGUNDY, an ancient province in the east of France, comprising the Pays de la Monagne, the Auxerrois, the Auxois, the Dijonnais, the Autunais, the... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Burgundy
    Bur'gundy, one of the largest and most important of the former provinces of France, now forming the departments of Cote=d'Or,. Saône-et-Loire, Yonne, ... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Bur'gundy, one of the largest and most important of the former provinces of France, now forming the department! of Cote-d'Or, Sadne-et-Loire, Yonne,... Read MORE...

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