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Limoges



Introduction of Limoges
City and capital of the Haute-Vienne department,Limousin, on the Vienne River, 110 mi NE of Bordeaux.Capital of the Gallic Lemovices, it was animportant Roman town with its own senate and currency.The shrine of St. Martial made Limoges a centerfor pilgrims in the third century. In 1199 RichardI of En gland was killed in a battle nearby. The citywas burned and the inhabitants massacred in 1370 byEdward the Black Prince during the Hundred Years'War. It became capital of Limousin in 1589. Thebirthplace of Renoir, it has been an important centerof enamel art work since the 12th century, as well asof porcelain production later.City and capital of the Haute-Vienne department,Limousin, on the Vienne River, 110 mi NE of Bordeaux.Capital of the Gallic Lemovices, it was animportant Roman town with its own senate and currency.The shrine of St. Martial made Limoges a centerfor pilgrims in the third century. In 1199 RichardI of En gland was killed in a battle nearby. The citywas burned and the inhabitants massacred in 1370 byEdward the Black Prince during the Hundred Years'War. It became capital of Limousin in 1589. Thebirthplace of Renoir, it has been an important centerof enamel art work since the 12th century, as well asof porcelain production later.

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