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Albret

(älbrā`), former duchy, SW France, in the LandesLandes
, region, SW France. It is a vast, flat, nearly triangular tract of sand and marshland, stretching along the Atlantic coast for more than 100 mi (160 km) between the Adour River and the Médoc region and reaching inland as far as 40 mi (60 km).
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 of Gascony. The powerful lords of Albret became kings of NavarreNavarre
, Span. Navarra , province (1990 pop. 527,318), N Spain, bordering on France, between the W Pyrenees and the Ebro River. Pamplona is the capital. Land and Economy

Navarre province forms the autonomous region of Navarra.
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 by the marriage (1484) of Jean d'Albret with Catherine de Foix, queen of Navarre, who also brought him FoixFoix
, town (1990 pop. 10,466), capital of Ariège dept., S France, on the Ariège River at the foot of the Pyrenees. It is an administrative and tourist center with some small industry.
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 and BéarnBéarn
, former province, SW France, in the Pyrenees. It is now the inland part of Pyrénées-Atlantiques dept. Its valleys are well cultivated, and cattle are bred. Pau replaced Orthez as the capital in the 15th cent.
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. Their son, Henri d'Albret, married (1527) Margaret of Angoulême (Margaret of NavarreMargaret of Navarre
or Margaret of Angoulême
, 1492–1549, queen consort of Navarre; sister of King Francis I of France. After the death of her first husband she married (1527) Henri d'Albret, king of Navarre; their daughter was Jeanne d'Albret.
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). The marriage added ArmagnacArmagnac
, region and former county, SW France, in Gascony, roughly coextensive with Gers dept. Auch is the chief town. Armagnac is famous for the brandy bearing the same name. The counts of Armagnac originated in the 10th cent. as vassals of the dukes of Gascony.
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 to Henri's territories, which now included nearly all of Gascony. In 1550, Albret was raised to a duchy. Henri's daughter and heir, Jeanne d'AlbretJeanne d'Albret
, 1528–72, queen of Navarre (1555–72), daughter of Henri d'Albret and Margaret of Navarre, and mother of King Henry IV of France (Henry III of Navarre). She became queen of Navarre on her father's death.
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, married Antoine de BourbonBourbon, Antoine de
, 1518–62, duc de Vendôme, king of Navarre through his marriage to Jeanne d'Albret; father of Henry IV of France. He converted to Protestantism after his marriage (1548), becoming one of the most influential Huguenot leaders.
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, and their combined territories were inherited by Henry of Navarre, who in 1589 became king of France as Henry IV. Henry added Albret to the royal domain in 1607 as part of the province of Gascony.
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WHITE Albret Estate Chardonnay, from Spain's Navarra got the thumbs up from Robert Parker who praised its subtle oak and 'dominant aromas are of white and yellow fruit, balsamic undertones, and some added texture'.
The contemporary poets, as enumerated at the commencement of the volume are: Albret (ecrit le cadet Delebret); Benoist Amien, ou Damien; Blosseville; Boucicault, Philippe de Boulainvillier; Guillaume Cadier; Jean Caillau; Simonet Caillau; Pierre Chevallier; Le Comte de Clermont et Bourbon, jadis Clermont; Anthoine de Cuise; Faret; Fraigne; Fredet; Garencieres; George, vraisemblablement Chastelain; Estienne Le Goust; Jehan, Monseigneur de Lorraine; Anthoine de Lussay; Olivier de la Marche; Madame d'Orleans; Gilies des Ourmes; Gujut Pot; Messire Philippe Pot; Robertet; Le Grant Senechal; Tignonville; Le Seigneur de Torsy; Jacques, batard de la Trimoille; Berthaut de Villebresme; Villon; Hugues le Voys.
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This colt has added appeal as a half-brother to Prix Saint-Alary heroine Ask For The Moon out of a winning half-sister to the dams of Group/Grade 1-placed Boris De Deauville and Albret.
His support in many ways has helped keep the sport alive," said Duffield who has trained some of Shaikh Hamdan's champion Arabians like Bengali de Albret, Madjani, Qaolina and No Risk Almaury.
But her marriage in 1527 to Henri d'Albret, king of the independent Pyrenean kingdom of Navarre and prince of the neighboring sovereign principality of Bearn, invested her with dynastic responsibilities distinct from the interests of France: her duty to produce an heir to the throne of Navarre and to promote the interests of the house of Albret and its sovereign kingdom.
Polo in onore di Francesco II di Borbone-Vendome, conte di Saint-Pol (14911545), La pietra viva allude a Marie-Catherine de Pierrevive, moglie del fiorentino Antonio Gondi, il piu influente tra i banchieri e i mercanti di Lione che avevano partecipato al finanziamento della spedizione, Le tre figlie di Navarra e invece una designazione che riprende i nomi di Anna, Caterina, e Isabella, nate dal matrimonio di Giovanni duca di Albret (1470-1516) con Caterina di Foix (1483-1517), che gli aveva portato in dote la corona di Navarra.
The first, entitled "The Promised Land," deals with the historical background to Guyenne and its associated provinces; the manner in which the Albret dynasty acquired its lands, titles and political authority in the region; and the spread of Protestantism there, including Jeanne's own evangelization.
Ms Holmes, originally from Cookridge in Leeds, West Yorkshire, said her eldest son had immediately phoned his father - her Danish partner Kenneth Albret - to say they were all right.