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Meaux

(mō), city (1990 pop. 49,409), Seine-et-Marne dept., N France, in BrieBrie
, region, Marne and Seine-et-Marne depts., N France, E of Paris. Rich in wheat and cattle, it is famous for Brie cheese. The smaller section of the region (Brie française) forms part of the Île-de-France and is very fertile.
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, on the Marne River. It is an industrial center where metals, flour, chemicals, and foodstuffs are produced. An episcopal see since the 4th cent., Meaux has a cathedral (13th–14th cent.) that contains the tomb of Bossuet, the city's most famous bishop. In the massacre of Meaux (1358), thousands of peasants who had participated in the JacquerieJacquerie
[Fr.,=collection of Jacques, which is, like Jacques Bonhomme, a nickname for the French peasant], 1358, revolt of the French peasantry. The uprising was in part a reaction to widespread poverty during the Hundred Years War.
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 were slain. The World War I Battles of the Marne (1914, 1918) took place near Meaux. The American Monument, a large sculpture (1932) by Frederick MacMonniesMacMonnies, Frederick William
, 1863–1937, American sculptor and painter, b. Brooklyn, N.Y., studied with Augustus Saint-Gaudens and with Falguière in Paris. His fountain for the Court of Honor at the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893, brought him fame.
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 located in the city, commemorates the first battle; the Museum of the Great War (2011) also is in Meaux.
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Standing beneath the arches of Saint-Etienne Cathedral in Meaux, France, I felt like I was lost in some great, petrified forest.
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MEAUX, France: A French court fined a Muslim woman 120 euros Thursday for wearing a full-face veil in public, prompting the single mother of three to vow an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights to get France to overturn its burqa ban.
Ms Drider declared her candidacy in Meaux, the city east of Paris run by top conservative lawmaker and Sarkozy ally Jean-Francois Cope, who championed the ban.
The two women had turned up at Meaux town hall in May, wearing burqas, to offer a birthday cake to Mayor Jean-Francois Cope, who is head of President Nicolas Sarkozy's conservative UMP party and helped push the burqa ban through parliament.
Drider said she plans to declare her candidature for the election on September 23 in Meaux, which is run by Sarkozy's political ally Jean-Francois Cope, who supported the veil ban.
The high response also is a result of our service levels - we maintain high performance expectations, including 48-to-72 hour turn times," Meaux noted of his loan production team.