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Limoges

(lēmôzh`), city (1990 pop. 136,407), capital of Haute-Vienne dept., W central France, on the Vienne River. It is famous for its ceramics industry, which uses the abundant kaolin in the area; the city's porcelain workshops employ more than 10,000 people. The shoe industry is also large. Uranium is mined, and automobiles and electrical equipment are manufactured. An ancient town, Limoges became (12th cent.) the seat of the viscounty of Limoges and (1589) the capital of Limousin prov. It was often visited by war, pestilence, and famine. Richard Coeur de Lion (Richard I of England) was killed in battle near Limoges (1199). In 1370, Edward the Black Prince burned the city and massacred its inhabitants. The famous Limoges enamel industry was fully developed by the 13th cent. and culminated in the work of Léonard Limousin, but it declined when Limoges was once more devastated in the Wars of Religion. Turgot, who was intendant from 1761 to 1764, brought back prosperity by introducing (1771) the china manufactures. Limoges has a cathedral (chiefly 13th–16th cent.), a notable ceramics museum, and an art gallery containing many works by Renoir, who was born there. Limoges Univ. is there.

Limoges

 

a city in central France, on the Vienne River. Capital of the department of Haute-Vienne. Population, 135,000 (1968). Limoges is a transportation junction. Its major industry is the production of porcelain and glazed earthenware, but it also produces leather footwear, enamels, foodstuffs, metalware, and paper; there are printing enterprises. Limoges has a university and a museum of artistic ceramics.

Limoges

a city in S central France, on the Vienne River: a centre of the porcelain industry since the 18th century. Pop.: 133 968 (1999)
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