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Amboise

(äNbwäz`), town (1991 pop. 10,972), Indre-et-Loire dept., N central France, in Touraine, on the Loire. It is a wine and wool market, and its manufactures include sporting goods, pharmaceuticals, and film and radio equipment. The town is chiefly famous, however, for its Gothic château, a royal residence from the reign of Charles VIII (who was born and died there) to that of Francis II. Leonardo da Vinci, who probably worked on it, is said to be buried in its chapel. Amboise was the scene (1560) of a Huguenot plot against the GuiseGuise
, influential ducal family of France. The First Duke of Guise

The family was founded as a cadet branch of the ruling house of Lorraine by Claude de Lorraine, 1st duc de Guise, 1496–1550, who received the French fiefs of his father, René II, duke
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 family. Other old structures in the town include St. Denis Church (12th, 15th, 16th, and 17th cent.), St. Florentine Church (15th cent.), the town hall (16th cent.; restored), and the Clos-Lucé (15th cent.), where Francis I spent part of his youth and where da Vinci died.

Amboise

a town in NW central France, on the River Loire: famous castle, a former royal residence. Pop.: 11 457 (1999)
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You'll split your time between four-star Le Choiseul hotel in Amboise and Le Moulin du Port guesthouse in St-Georges.
Leonardo da Vinci murio el 2 de mayo de 1519 en su casa de Clos Luce, junto al castillo real de Amboise, en Francia.
The chateau from which its name derives is just one of Francis I's many building projects to survive, albeit subject to later alteration, along with Amboise, Blois, Chambord, Saint-Germain-en-Laye and the Louvre.
A diferencia de Cisneros, Amboise se concentro en la politica italiana, sosteniendo el ducado de Milan (Marino Vigano) mediante una serie de estados tapones, que como en el caso de Navarra, no obtuvo buenos resultados en la pugna con Fernando el Catolico.
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Designated cycle paths on country trails and side roads will lead you to highlights including the miniature castles of Amboise, the inland cliff dwellings near Montbazon, the island Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau and the small children's dream of Luluparc.
Como historiador interesado en el sistema de valores del pasado, reivindique su mundo vital sin prejuicios acerca de su comportamiento y temperamento; situar a los condes de Anjou o los senores de Amboise en el interior de una narracion historica alejada de los artificios de la naturaleza humana surgidos en la Ilustracion.
The pun between Quercy and "querre icy" ("here seek," with here being the royal residence in Amboise, the royal "Garden of France" renowned for its own vineyards and produce, the agricultural abundance of which Marot seems to ignore in his nostalgic focus on Cahors) effectively represents the poet's sorrow at being uprooted from his Quercinois home.
Amboise, with its own towering castle, is home to the Manoir du Clos Luce, where Leonardo da Vinci lived the final three years of his life.
Amboise, with its own towering castle, is home to the Manoir du Clos Luce, where The picturesque towns and villages of the Loire are rich in history.
On March 17, 1560, the young king and his wife were in residence at the ancient chateau of Amboise, which rises up from the Loire River.