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Valence



Introduction of Valence
City and capital of DrС„me department, on the RhС„neRiver, 62 mi S of Lyons. Originally the capital of theGallic Segalauni, it became an important town of theRoman province of Viennensis Prima. A bishopricfrom the fourth century a.d., it was the capital of themedieval duchy of Valentinois. The town saw thearrival of many cardinals fleeing from rioting in Carpentrasduring a conclave held in 1314 to elect anew pope. In the 15th century it became the site of afamous university. Its prosperity declined after therevocation of the Edict of Nantes.City and capital of DrС„me department, on the RhС„neRiver, 62 mi S of Lyons. Originally the capital of theGallic Segalauni, it became an important town of theRoman province of Viennensis Prima. A bishopricfrom the fourth century a.d., it was the capital of themedieval duchy of Valentinois. The town saw thearrival of many cardinals fleeing from rioting in Carpentrasduring a conclave held in 1314 to elect anew pope. In the 15th century it became the site of afamous university. Its prosperity declined after therevocation of the Edict of Nantes.

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