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1) Vienne, town, France. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The capital of the Allobroges, Vienne (then Vienna) became one of the chief cities of Roman Gaul, one of the first archiepiscopal sees (suppressed in 1790), and the...

2) Vienne, Council of. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Council of, 1311-12, 15th ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church, held at Vienne, France. It was convened by Pope Clement V at the behest of Philip IV of...

3) Vienne, river, France. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Vienne, river, France, river, 230 mi (370 km) long, rising in the Massif Central, central France, and flowing W past Limoges, then N into the Loire near Saumur....

4) Vienne, department, France. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Vienne, department, France, (vyen) (KEY) , department (1990 pop. 380,900), W central France, in Poitou. Poitiers is the capital....

5) Haute-Vienne. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Haute-Vienne, (ot-vyen) (KEY) , department (1990 pop. 353,500), central France, in the Massif Central. Limoges is the capital....

6) dauphin, French title. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...French title, borne first by the counts of Vienne (also called Viennois) and later by the eldest son of the king of France, or, if the dauphin came to die before...

7) Limoges. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The shoe industry is also large. Uranium is mined, and automobiles and electrical equipment are manufactured. An ancient town, Limoges became (12th cent.) the seat...

8) Poitou. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Atlantic coast eastward beyond the Vienne River. It now includes three departments-Vendee in the west, Deux-Sevres in the center, and Vienne in the east, as well...

9) Poitiers. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The ancient capital of Poitou, it is now an industrial, agricultural, and communications center. Poitiers's industries include metallurgy, machine building, printing,...

10) Chatellerault. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...There are many buildings dating from the 15th to the 17th cent. in the old part of town, including the house (now a museum) where Rene Descartes spent his childhood....

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