Comtat Venaissin


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Comtat Venaissin

(kəNtä` vənäsăN`) or

Comtat,

region of SE France, Vaucluse dept., comprising the territory around AvignonAvignon
, city (1990 pop. 86,440), capital of Vaucluse dept., SE France, on the Rhône River. It is a farm market with a wine trade and a great variety of manufactures.
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. Well-irrigated, it is a truck-farming and fruit-growing area. Comtat Venaissin was given by King Philip III to Pope Gregory X in 1274. Succeeding French kings sought to regain the region, but it remained in papal hands until 1791, when a plebiscite was held and the inhabitants voted to reunite with France. The region's historic capital was CarpentrasCarpentras
, town (1990 pop. 25,477), Vaucluse dept., SE France, in Provence. It is an important farm market and a small industrial center. Of Gallo-Roman origin, it was an episcopal see from the 3d cent. and was ruled by its bishops until the French Revolution.
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Jews begin resettling in Paris in the 18th century, Sephardic Jews from Bordeaux, Avignon, and Comtat Venaissin and Ashkenazim from Alsace and Lorraine.
We sometimes forget that the lordship of Provence, but not Provence itself, fell to the king of France as late as 1486, and that the county proper was not annexed to France until 1789; that Avignon, with the Comtat Venaissin, belonged to the Church from 1348 until 1791; and that Nice belonged to Savoy, then Piedmont until 1860.
Pansier, in Annales d'Avignon et du Comtat Venaissin, 3 (1914), 148-216 (p.
Nearby Roussillon didn't come under the French crown until 1642, and neighboring Comtat Venaissin held out until three years into the French Revolution in 1791.
Le Comtat Venaissin avait ete enleve au comte de Provence au [XIII.
L'un de leurs agents les plus hardis en France a ce moment-la etait le baron de Saint-Christol qui avait dirige les forces anti-annexionnistes dans la guerre civile du Comtat Venaissin au debut de la Revolution.
By the beginning of the 16th century, 1501, France is Judenrein, except for Jews living under papal control in Avignon and Comtat Venaissin, both in the south, which continues until the French Revolution.
Markets arising from this consultation are intended for disposal, treatment and recycling of waste from the unit pre mechanical and biological stabilization (UPTMSB) Loriol-du-Comtat and waste disposal of the Commonwealth agglomeration Ventoux Comtat Venaissin (The Cove).