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  Foix - LoveToKnow 1911
In the 17th and 18th centuries Foix formed one of the thirty-three governments of France, and in 1790 it was incorporated in the department of Ariege.
granted the county of Foix to Matthew, viscount of Castelbon, a descendant of Count Gaston I. Dying without issue in 1398, Matthew's lands were seized by Archambault, count of Grailly and captal de Buch, the husband of his sister Isabella (d.,426), who became count of Foix in 1401.
Peter, cardinal of Foix (1386-1464), was the fifth son of Archambault of Grailly, and was made archbishop of Arles in 1450.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Foix   (1939 words)

 County of Foix - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The County of Foix was an independent medieval fief in southern France, and later a province of France, whose territory corresponded roughly the eastern part of the modern département of Ariège (the western part of Ariège being Couserans).
During the Middle Ages, the county of Foix was ruled by the counts of Foix, whose castle overlooks the town of Foix.
The county of Foix was an independent fief of the kingdom of France and consisted of an agglomeration of small holdings ruled by lords, who, though subordinate to the counts of Foix, had some voice in the government of the county.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/County_of_Foix   (362 words)

 County of Foix (Traditional province, France)
It is often said that the counts of Foix were descendants of the royal Merovingian dynasty through Eudes, duke of Aquitaine.
The county of Foix was officially incorporated to France in 1607.
The Foix arms had only three pallets, but were the arms of the city of Foix, as shown on a chart dated 1281, and not of the county of Foix.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/fr-ctfoi.html   (1008 words)

 Langued'oc   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
A County during the Middle Ages, it became associated with the Royal House, and was raised to the level of a Duchy in early modern times.
In southwestern France, a partition county alongside Armagnac and Fezenzac of the Duchy of Gascony.
When the County entered the Royal demesne, successive Kings of France developed the habit of assigning it to their heirs, thus creating the official style of the Heir Apparent to France as the Dauphin.
www.hostkingdom.net /Languedoc.html   (2348 words)

 Flanders, Brittany, Burgundy, Anjou, Normandy, Blois, Champagne, Toulouse, etc.
Charles the Good, in turn, is murdered himself, and the County passes to a second cousin, William Clito of Normandy, the great grandson of Baldwin V through his daughter Maltilda, who had married William the Bastard, later William the Conqueror, of Normandy.
Eudes IV married the heiress, Jeanne, of the Free County of Burgundy, and then his grandson Philip was preparing to marry the heiress, Margaret, of the County of Flanders.
The County of Toulouse was the legendary center of the special culture of the Languedoc, the South of France where the language, Provençal, rather close to Catalan today, was distinct from the North of France, Languedoil.
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 France, Navarre, Béarn and Andorra
The county of Foix belonged to a junior branch of the counts of Carcassone.
The county of Foix passed to the Albret family and thereafter became part of the inheritance of Henri IV.
Andorra, or rather the portion of sovereignty reserved for the heirs of the counts of Foix, was included in the Edict of 1620, and the rights to Andorra therefore became part of the Crown of France, and its successor institutions.
www.heraldica.org /topics/france/navarre.htm   (2161 words)

 FOIX - Online Information article about FOIX
early entrance into the county, and the religious struggles of the 16th and 17th centuries were carried on with much implacability therein.
Baum, a tree, to which sense may be referred the use of " beam " as meaning the rood or crucifix, and the survival in certain names of trees, as horn-beam)
Peter, cardinal of Foix (1386—1464), was the fifth son of Archambault of Grailly, and was made archbishop of See also:
encyclopedia.jrank.org /FLA_FRA/FOIX.html   (2379 words)

 Great Saints
Esclaremonde de Foix was born in 1155 CE in the heart of Southern France, the daughter of Lady Zebelia Trencavel de Carcasonne and Roger Bernard, Count of Foix.
Living her life in the noble courts of Southern France, she was entertained by the troubadours or trouveres and had contact with the fideles d'amour who promulgated Catharist teachings throughout Occitania, the Languedoc region of Southern France.
Throughout her later years she devoted herself to the leadership of the Cathar faith and was called by her people "the Dove of the Paraclete." She founded hospitals for the elderly and wounded, lodging places for refugees of war, convents for the "perfecti" (perfect ones) and schools for the poor.
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While her wife and his sister became openly members of Catharisme, he just listen the speeches of Parfaits but doesn't adore them and stay Christian, that does not stop him from robbing the clergy.
Gradually, moreover, Raimond - Roger enters the aragonaise's orbit, becoming the right-hand man of Pierre II in January, 1213, he is condemned in the council of Lavaur and excommunicated in May, 1213.
He dies in 1223, Roger-Bernard II succeeding him at the head of Foix's county.
www.chez.com /fleuron31/h_foixgb.htm   (251 words)

 France: Traditional provinces - Historical perspective
The County was divided in pagi, and the name of pagus was often used to designate the county (example: Aunis, pagus Alienensis).
In the north, the largest Counties were divided into bailliages and prévôtés; in the south they were divided into sénéchaussées and vigueries.
Other exceptions are Corsica, Savoy and County of Nice, which were not parts of France in 1789.
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 Languedoc (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The county of Toulouse was made up of what would later be called Languedoc, but it also included the province of Quercy (now département of Lot and northern half of the département of Tarn-et-Garonne) and the province of Rouergue (now département of Aveyron), both to the northwest of Languedoc.
The remaining 76.6% is made of Quercy and Rouergue (of which was talked above), as well as the province of County of Foix (which had been a vassal of the county of Toulouse in the Middle Ages), several small provinces of the Pyrénées mountains, and a large part of Gascony.
Languedoc was known in the Middle Ages as the county of Toulouse, an independent county which was in theory part of the kingdom of France.
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 Froissart: How the ransom of the Count d'Armagnac was reduced
Between the county of Foix and Béarn lies the county of Bigorre, which belongs to France, and is bounded on one side by the Toulousain, and the other by Comminges, and Béarn.
Five leagues from thence is situated the town of Morlans, in the county of Foix, at the entrance into Béarn and under a mountain.
During the time the prince and princess were at Tarbes, the count was in his town of Pau, erecting a handsome castle adjoining to the outskirts of the town, and on the river Gave.
www.nipissingu.ca /department/history/muhlberger/froissart/armagnac.htm   (550 words)

 The History of the Languedoc: Occitan and Occitania: The Troubadours
Troubadour in the area of Languedoc, and County of Foix.
Clara d'Anduza (known in 1200) : Troubadour from the area of Languedoc, and County of Foix.
Gaston Febus, Count of Foix (known in 1331-1391) : Troubadour from the area of Languedoc, and County of Foix.
www.languedoc-france.info /1904_troubadours.htm   (8856 words)

 Gaston de Foix information - Search.com
Gaston de Foix, Duc de Nemours (1489–1512) was a nephew of Louis XII of France.
In 1511 he took command of the French army fighting in the War of the League of Cambrai; he was initially successful against the forces of the Holy League, capturing Brescia and Bergamo.
(Foix was disdainful of musketry; his cavalry force was shot down to a man by Spaniards in no mood for chivalry, and he was killed.)
search.com.com /reference/Gaston_de_Foix   (161 words)

 Jean Gaston is often mentioned as being the son of Gaston, Duke of Orleans, and brother of King Louis XIII of France
  In this, Count of Foix, Gaston IV was born before 1436 and died in 1472.
The history, genealogy and heraldry of the Counts of Foix and other families involved in the history of the area are explained in great detail.
Therefore, the origin of the first Counts of Foix is still obscure.
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The Dukes of Savoy, beginning with a county in Burgundy, acquired more land and a capital (Turin) in Italy, named their new Kingdom after Sardinia and ultimately succeeded as the modern Kings of Italy.
Finally, the succession of Henry IV, to anticipate a bit, brings with it the remaining possessions of the Kingdom of Navarre and the Duchy and Counties of Vendôme, Foix, Albret, etc. By then, few fiefs within West Francia were left outside the control of the King.
Louis's sister Marie married into the House of Foix and Navarre, but then his brilliant nephew, Gaston de Foix, was killed in what was actually a French victory at Ravenna in 1512.
www.friesian.com /francia.htm   (14235 words)

 Occitanie (France)
Northern Occitan, itself divided in Limousin, which was spoken in the traditional provinces of Limousin and Marche, Auvergnat, which was spoken in the traditional provinces of Auvergne and Bourbonnais, and Provençal Alpin, which was spoken in the traditional province of Dauphiné.
Median Occitan, which is the most closely related to the classical Langue d'Oc, itself divided in Languedocien, which was spoken in the traditional provinces of Languedoc, Guyenne, County of Foix and Roussillon, and Provençal, which was spoken in the traditional provinces of Provence, Comtat Venaissin and County of Nice.
Gascon, which is the less related to the classical Langue d'Oc, and was spoken in the traditional province of Gascogne and Béarn.
www.fotw.us /flags/fr-occit.html   (679 words)

 Albigensian Crusade (1209-1255)
Belcaire, a refuge for Cathars, was besieged in 1218.
It became a crusader's headquarters, and was attacked and burnt by the comte de Foix.
She agreed to recognize Raymond VII as the legitimate owner of the county of Toulouse (and vassel of France) if he married his only daughter, Jeanne (then 9 years old), to her son, Alphonse of Poitiers (also 9 years old and brother to the young Louis IX).
www.xenophongroup.com /montjoie/albigens.htm   (6625 words)

 Odet de Foix, Vicomte de Lautrec - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He gained the reputation of a gallant and able soldier, but this scarcely seems to be justified by the facts; though he was always badly used by fortune.
The branch of the viscounts of Lautrec originated with Pierre, the grandson of Archambaud de Grailly, captal de Buch, who came into possession of the county of Foix in 1401.
Odet de Foix and his two brothers, the seigneur de Lescun and the seigneur de l'Esparre or Asparros, served Francis I of France as captains; and the influence of their sister, Françoise de Châteaubriant, who became the king's mistress, gained them high office.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Odet_de_Foix,_Vicomte_de_Lautrec   (356 words)

 The Development of Southern French and Catalan Society, 718-1050
By marrying their daughter Ermissende to the heir to the county of Barcelona they [342] were able to exert some influence over Catalonia, which explains why one of their sons, Peter, became the bishop of Gerona.
Soon after [343] 1050 even the nuclear county of Carcassonne was to be the subject of contention between the counts of Barcelona, the counts of Toulouse, and the Trencavel house of Béziers.
Lest this be considered an unusual case, the story of the county of Provence during this period reveals much the same situation.
libro.uca.edu /lewis/sfc17.htm   (9147 words)

 The Newgate Calendar - JOHN PETER DRAMATTI
He did not seriously resent the trick played upon him, but continued his habits of industry and integrity, until, on being grossly assaulted by this woman who had led him a wretched life, he killed her in the scuffle which ensued.
JOHN PETER DRAMATTI was the son of Protestant parents, and was born at Saverdun, in the county of Foix, and province of Languedoc, in France.
He received a religious education; but when he arrived at years of maturity he left his own country and went into Germany, where he served as a horse grenadier under the Elector of Brandenburg, who was afterwards King of Prussia.
www.exclassics.com /newgate/ng97.htm   (639 words)

 Greyhound Gallery [Adopt a Greyhound]
Jean Froissart's extensive travels took him as far as the county of Foix, where he was graciously received by Gaston Phoebus.
Death by hydrocution of Gaston Phoebus, Count of Foix; Flandres, Bruges, (c.1500), from Jean Froissart, Chronicles.
The Bibliothèque Nationale de France presents all of the illustrations from the four volumes of The Age of King Charles V.
www.adopt-a-greyhound.org /gallery/2froissart5.html   (224 words)

 Nouvelle page 10   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
An easy and charming family hike in the former County of Foix.
Walk through the beautiful beech groves up to the ridge of the Arize massif offering a spectacular view of the Pyrenees to the south and the Toulouse plain to the north.
The responsibility of the Ariège Pyreneees Tourism Committee and of the districts crossed by the trails cannot be invoked for any of the information presented on this site nor for any accidents of any nature whatsoever that may be suffered by hikers, nor for any changes that may be made in the field (route, waymarking).
www.randonnees-ariege.com /randoan/entrees/gr/principale_tours_pays.htm   (706 words)

 Our Symbols
Presents the combined Arms of the County of Foix and the Kingdom of France, family Arms of Mrs.
Germana de Foix, from which her name perpetuates the city of San Germán.
Germana de Foix becomes the Queen of Aragón, Sicily, Valencia, Mallorca, Cerdeña, Córcega, Naples and Jerusalem, between other monarchy titles.
www.angelfire.com /journal2/sangermanpr/our_symbols.htm   (800 words)

 Self guided hiking tour across the Pyrenees in France with  Hidden Trails.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Further East, in Ariège you will find a county of medieval towns and mystic, hilltop Cathar castles, walking along the old paved path ‘the weavers route’ you traverse a page of history that will grab your imagination.
It is a land of deep blue lakes and lush valleys, remarkable for Pyrenean wildlife, marmots, wild boar, foxes, roe deer, isards, moufflons, vultures and eagles.
The first week is from Queribus to Quillan and the second week from Puivert to Foix.
www.hiddentrails.com /outdoor/hike/europe/france/mystic-quillan.htm   (500 words)

 International Civic Heraldry - ANDORRA - NATIONAL ARMS
The first quarter shows a mitre and crosier, symbols of the Bishop of Seo de Urgel (Seu d'Urgell), who since 1278, together with the Counts of Foix originally ruled the State of Andorra as a condominium.
The pales in the arms are derived from the arms of the former County of Foix (three pales) and Catalonia (four pales).
The cows in the fourth quarter are derived from the French Region Béarn.
www.ngw.nl /int/oveur/ad-nat.htm   (318 words)

 Montaillou: Clerical Sin Sex and Heresy in the Fourteenth Century, Robert Wernick
He makes the truth come out of us like lambs from their mothers, said the poor souls who passed through his ceaseless relentless cross-questionings.
Questions were asked and answers given on occitan, the language of what was then the County of Foix and is now part of part of southwestern France.
The husbands looked the other way because they feared his power, or were grateful to him for having saved them from imprisonment and worse.
www.robertwernick.com /articles/montaillou.shtml   (3935 words)

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