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Nantes

facts in brief


Part of Pierre Van Der Aa map, ca. 1725
Part of Pierre Van Der Aa map, ca. 1725







Facts in brief:

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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