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  Burgundy Encyclopedia Article @ BareHands.com (Bare Hands)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Later, the duchy of Burgundy became the French province of Burgundy, while the county of Burgundy became the French province of Franche-Comté (literally meaning "free county").
The two kingdoms of Burgundy were reunited in 937 and absorbed into the Holy Roman Empire under Conrad II in 1032, while the duchy of Burgundy was annexed by the French throne in 1004.
The duchy soon became a major rival to the French throne, because the Dukes of Burgundy succeeded in assembling an empire stretching from Switzerland to the North Sea, mostly by marriage.
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 Burgundy - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Burgundy west of the Saône River is generally hilly; the southeast includes the southern spurs of the Jura Mts.; the center is a lowland, extending south almost to the junction of the Saône and Rhône rivers (see Bresse).
A rich agricultural country, Burgundy is especially famous for the wine produced in the Chablis region, the mountains of the Côte d'Or, and the Saône and Rhône valleys.
Burgundy nevertheless survived as a political concept, and after the partitions of the Carolingian empire two new Burgundian kingdoms were founded, Cisjurane Burgundy, or Provence, in the south (879) and Transjurane Burgundy in the north (888).
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 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Duke of Burgundy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Duchy of Burgundy, today Bourgogne, has its origin in the small portion of traditional lands of Burgundians west of river Saône which in 843 was allotted to Charles the Bald's kingdom of West Franks.
In 1477, the territory of the Duchy of Burgundy is annexed by France.
Although the Duchy of Burgundy itself remained in the hands of France, the Habsburgs remained in control of the other Burgundian inheritance, notably the Low Countries, and often used the term Burgundy to refer to it (Burgundian Circle), until the late 18th century, when the Austrian Low Countries was lost to French Republic.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Burgundy
The independence of this "middle kingdom", the medieval counterpart of modern Switzerland, was short-lived, for in 1038 Emperor Conrad II obtained the crown of Burgundy for his son (later Emperor) Henry III.
The medieval political vicissitudes of the Kingdom of Burgundy are accurately outlined in E. Freeman, "Historical Geography of Europe" (ed.
The Duchy of Burgundy was one of the fiefs of the French Crown.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/03068a.htm   (3448 words)

  
 Philip III, Duke of Burgundy Encyclopedia Article @ LaunchBase.org (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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