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Nantes


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Naoned

Nante

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political
Description
Unsuccessfully attacked by Huns in 445; occupied by Normans 834-936; held by dukes of Brittany; passed to France when Anne of Brittany married Louis XII in 1499; site of Edict of Nantes issued by Henry IV 1598; scene of mass drownings during Revolution.
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