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Poitou



Introduction of Poitou
Former province in W France, since 1790 in theVienne, Deux-SРёvres, and La Vendee departments.Inhabited by the Gallic Pictones or Pictavi, it waslater conquered by the Romans and incorporated intoAquitaine. Charles Martel stopped the Muslimadvance into Europe in a.d. 733, when he defeatedthem between Tours and the capital city of Poitiers.Possession of Poitou was frequently disputed betweenthe French and England . Charles VII made Poitou aFrench province in 1416. It was divided with theadvent of the French Revolution. Part of it, the Vendee,was the site of peasant antirevolutionary rebellionsbetween 1793 and 1796.Former province in W France, since 1790 in theVienne, Deux-SРёvres, and La Vendee departments.Inhabited by the Gallic Pictones or Pictavi, it waslater conquered by the Romans and incorporated intoAquitaine. Charles Martel stopped the Muslimadvance into Europe in a.d. 733, when he defeatedthem between Tours and the capital city of Poitiers.Possession of Poitou was frequently disputed betweenthe French and England . Charles VII made Poitou aFrench province in 1416. It was divided with theadvent of the French Revolution. Part of it, the Vendee,was the site of peasant antirevolutionary rebellionsbetween 1793 and 1796.

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