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  Encyclopédie :: encyclopedia : Dijon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Dijon est connue au Moyen-Âge comme la "cité aux cent clochers", mais surtout en tant que capitale du Duché de Bourgogne.
Dijon se veut une capitale mondiale de la gastronomie, avec sa Foire internationale et gastronomique qui se tient chaque année à l'automne.
Dijon est la capitale de la moutarde, dont la qualité est due au sol calcaire de la région, qui produit des graines de moutarde particulièrement fortes.
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The Abbey of Saint-Etienne of Dijon (fifth century) long had a regular chapter that observed the Rule of St. Augustine; it was given over to secular canons by Paul V in 1611, and Clement XI made its church the cathedral of Dijon; during the Revolution it was transformed into a forage storehouse.
Cardinal Lecot, later Archbishop of Bordeaux, was Bishop of Dijon from 1886 to 1890.
The illustrious Bossuet was a native of Dijon.
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 GrandPrix.com > GP Encyclopedia > Circuits > Dijon Prenois
In the years that followed the track was extended down the hillside with a 500 meter loop to a hairpin and back again and in 1977 the World Championship returned to Dijon and there was a classic battle between in the closing laps between John Watson's Brabham and Mario Andretti's Lotus.
In 1982 Dijon held a second Swiss Grand Prix, this time a round of the World Championship and it was won by Keke Rosberg, the Finn's first F1 victory.
By then Formula 1 had outgrown Dijon and although Formula 3000 races continued to be held until 1988, the track was fading although sportscars continued to visit the track on occasion and it remained an important track for the French national racing scene.
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 Learn more about Dijon in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Learn more about Dijon in the online encyclopedia.
Dijon (population 154,000) is a city in eastern France, the préfecture (administrative capital) of the Côte-d'Or département and of the Burgundy region, of which it is the historical capital.
The city is well known for its mustard.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /d/di/dijon.html   (127 words)

 Louis Pasteur - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Louis' aptitude was recognized by his college headmaster, who recommended that the young man apply for the École Normale Supérieure, which accepted him.
After serving briefly as professor of physics at Dijon Lycee in 1848, he became professor of chemistry at Strasbourg University, where he met and courted Marie Laurent, daughter of the university's rector in 1849.
Together they had five children, only two of whom survived to adulthood.
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Dijon is home, every three years, to the international flower show Florissimo.
To the northwest of Dijon, the racing track of Dijon-Prenois hosts various motor sport events.
Dijon hosts the main campus of the University of Burgundy (Université de Bourgogne) [1] École nationale des beaux-arts de Dijon
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 Saint Patrick's Church: Saints of November 28
At 90 and unable to climb into the pulpit, he persuaded others to lift him into it in order that he might preach.
Born at Fain-les-Moûtiers (near Dijon), Côte d'Or, France, May 2, 1806; died in Paris, December 31, 1876; beatified in 1933; canonized 1947; feast day formerly December 31.
Though Saint Catherine was called a "silly old thing" by the Republic, and as "matter of fact, unexcitable, insignificant, cold, and apathetic" by her superiors, you should know her story if you are one of the millions of Catholics now wearing a Miraculous Medal.
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