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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, part of Ain, and part of Aube. It is a region beautifully diversified by hill and valley, and included in the basins of the Rhone, Seine, and Loire. The wines of Burgundy are famous. Among the towns of Burgundy are Dijon, Macon, Autun, Auxerre, Chalon-sur-Sa6ne, and Beaune. Its ancient inhabitants were the Aedui. The name of Burgundy is derived from that of a Germanic nation, called, in Latin, Burgundi or Burgundiones, who in the fifth century established a kingdom, which embraced a great part of the basin of the Rhone. Within a hundred years the Burgundians were conquered by the Franks. On the disruption of the Carlovingian realm, towards the close of the ninth century, two Burgundian realms arose, the kingdoms of Cisjurane Burgundy (or of Provence) and Transjurane Burgundy, which were soon united into the kingdom of Aries. The ancient line of dukes of Burgundy became extinct in 1381. Under the succeeding line of dukes of the house of Valois, Burgundy rose to be one of the most powerful states of Europe, the various rich states of the Netherlands being united under its sway. The male line having become extinct in 1477, on the death of Charles the Bold, his son-in-law, Louis XL, seized the dukedom, which has since formed part of France. The old county of Burgundy was known by the name of Franche-Comte.
Lippincotts New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
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