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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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He resolved not to reach Noisy in the day, for fear of being recognized; he had therefore plenty of time before him, for Noisy is only three or four leagues from Paris, on the road to Meaux.
Earning a living on the water is a struggle for the members, so Susan Meaux, her husband and other fishers in Hackberry formed the co-op in the hope that it would strengthen their businesses and increase their access to resources.
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