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Valenciennes


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political
Description
Ruled by Charlemagne 811; part of Holy Roman Empire; passed to counts of Hainaut 1047; famous for lacemaking 15th cen.; taken by Louis XIV 1677; ceded to France 1678; besieged 1814; captured by Germans 1914-1918; birthplace of Jean Watteau 1684. (TGN)
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Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN)
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