Poitiers, France - 1895 - Poitiers
Poitiers, or Poictiers,a town of France, capital of the department of Vienne, on the Clain, and on the railway to Bordeaux, 60 miles S.S.W. of To Pop. 31,692. It is enclosed by old walls, and has several old churches, a castle, an académie universiitaire, a college (lycée), hospitals, a public library of 25,000 volumes, theatre, botanic garden, manufactures of woollen goods, hosiery, lace, hats, gloves, leather, oil, &c., some trade in corn, wool, and wine, and 3 annual fairs. Poitiers, anciently the capital of the Pictones, came by marriage into the possession of the dukes of Normandy, and was for three centuries attached to the crown of England. It was the scene of a signal victory, gained September 9, 1856, over the French by the English under Edward the Black Prince, who captured John, King 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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