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Cambrai

facts in brief


part of Braun and Hogenberg, Civitates Orbis Terrarum, map V-21, 1598
Part of Braun and Hogenberg, Civitates Orbis Terrarum, map V-21, 1598







Facts in brief:

Was a Roman center on Escaut river; was a Frankish capital by 445 CE; obtained rights from bishop in 1227; was longtime pawn of contending rulers; league against Venice was formed here 1508; site of signing of Peace of Cambrai 1529; ceded to France 1678

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