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Saintonge

(săNtôNzh`), region of W France, on the Bay of Biscay. It is now part of the Charente-Maritime dept. Cattle and sheep raising, dairying, and the manufacture of cognac from grapes grown along the Charente River are the major occupations; oysters are harvested along the coast. Known as the country of Santones, the region was conquered by the Romans and was occupied (419) by the VisigothsVisigoths
(West Goths), division of the Goths, one of the most important groups of Germans. Having settled in the region W of the Black Sea in the 3d cent. A.D., the Goths soon split into two divisions, the Ostrogoths and the Visigoths.
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 and by Clovis I (507). As a fief of AquitaineAquitaine
, Lat. Aquitania, former duchy and kingdom in SW France. Julius Caesar conquered the Aquitani, an Iberian people of SW Gaul, in 56 B.C. The province that he created occupied the territory between the Garonne River and the Pyrenees; under Roman rule it was
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, it became part of England (1154) following the marriage of Eleanor of Aquitaine to Henry of Anjou (later Henry II of England). During the Wars of Religion (1562–98), Saintonge was a Protestant stronghold, especially at the city of La RochelleRochelle, La
, city (1990 pop. 73,744), capital of Charente-Maritime dept., W France, on the Bay of Biscay. Industries include naval, aircraft, and automobile construction. La Rochelle is the principal French fishing port on the Atlantic coast. Chartered in the 12th cent.
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. The region was incorporated (1372) into the French crown lands, and was a French province until the Revolution (1789).
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Further back are knights from Quercy, Limousin, Saintonge, Poitou, and Aquitaine, with the valiant Sir Guiscard d'Angle.
Address : Entre hospitalier de Saintonge cellule des marchs publics
Members of the Regiment Saintonge will portray French troops from the period and provide a "Guard" at the entry and exit of the gangplanks of the ship during public visit hours.
AFONSE, JEAN, 1545/1904, La cosmographie avec l'espere et regime du soleil et du Nord/par Jean Fonteneau, dit Alfonse, de Saintonge, capitaine-pilote de Francois Ier, Georges Musset (ed.
Paul Bertrand was the son of a first-generation Huguenot refugee from Saintonge, north of Bordeaux.
Enter through the white door at the back of the taqueria 52 rue Saintonge, Paris 75003 The Little Red Door From the street, the entrance to this swanky speakeasy in the heart of the Marais could be mistaken as just another average Parisian threshold.
Dr Amelie Saintonge (UCL), and short talks from Sheridan Williams & Nick James.
Saintonge S, Bang H, Vogiatzi MG, Gerber LM Is the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency increasing?
Les Tsiganes qui se deplacent en Saintonge sont majoritairement de nationalite francaise3.
Speakers Lorrain, Saintonge, Charbonneau, Bissonnet, and Vallieres all contributed articles as have three future Secretary-generals, Pierre Duchesne, Francois Cote and Michel Bonsaint.
They seem very in love, very cute," People magazine quoted an employee at the Maje boutique on rue Saintonge, as saying.