Cateau, Le

Cateau, Le

(lə kätō`) or

Le Cateau-Cambrésis

(lə kätō`-käNbrāzē`), town (1993 est. pop. 7,789), Nord dept., N France, in French Flanders. It has textile, metallurgical, and ceramic industries. The Treaty of Cateau-CambrésisCateau-Cambrésis, Treaty of
, 1559, concluded at Le Cateau, France, by representatives of Henry II of France, Philip II of Spain, and Elizabeth I of England. It put an end to the 60-year conflict between France and Spain, begun with the Italian Wars, in which Henry VIII
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 (1559) returned the last English foothold on the continent to France. Le Cateau was the scene of much fighting in World War I. A museum contains much of the work of MatisseMatisse, Henri
, 1869–1954, French painter, sculptor, and lithographer. Along with Picasso, Matisse is considered one of the two foremost artists of the modern period. His contribution to 20th-century art is inestimably great.
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, who was born there.
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