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French Presentation-Franche Comte
Transcript of French Presentation-Franche Comte
> When the Burgundian Dukes were still in power, Franche-Comte was part of the Hapsbourg House from Austria in 1482.
> Raynold III, who was a local count, became victorious against a 10 year conflict with Lothar II who was a German King/Roman Emperor.
> Raynold's territory became known as "Franche-Comte", which comes from the French word "franc-comte", which Raynold was known by.
> Louis XIII of France was in a war against Spain when Franche-Comte was invaded between the years 1636-1639.
> Franche Comte was conquered by France by Conde (Great) and became part of France once again in 1674 during the Dutch Wars.
> The annex was recognized by the Peace of Nijmegen in 1678.
> In 1790, Franche-Comte was split into departments. GEOGRAPHY > Franche-Comte is located on the Eastern side of France bordering Switzerland.
> There are four different counties or departments of Franche-Comte including Jura, Doubs, Saone, and Territoire de Belforte.
> The capitol of Franche-Comte is Besancon.
> The region is dominated by mountains and is covered in 40% forest.
> The region is also sparsely populated. FAMOUS PEOPLE > Marie Francois Xavier Bichat was born in Thoirette, Franche-Comte in 1771 and died in Lyon in 1802 at age 30 from unknown causes. He is buried in Paris at Cimetière du Père Lachaise. He was known for anatomy, physiology, pathology and histology. PRODUCTS & INDUSTRIES TRAVEL TOURISM CUISINE SPORTS/LEISURE INTERESTING FACTS BIBLIOGRAPHY: http://www.nndb.com/people/036/000100733/
http://www.flags-and-anthems.com/state/flag-franche-comte.html > Louis Pasteur was born in Dole, Franche-Comte in 1822 and died from his partial paralysis worsening in 1895. He is buried in a Neo-Byzantine crypt at the Pasteur Institute. He was known for being an inventor, doctor, and chemist. > Gustave Courbet was in Ornans, Franche-Comte in 1819 and died in exile in Switzerland when he began drinking heavily in 1877. He is most known for his paintings and works. > Canoeing
> ETC > Highways
> Belfort Depression (Burgundy Gate) > Franche-Comté-style hotpot
> Saucisse de Morteau
> Papet jurassien
> Sèche de Besançon
> Quenelles de brochet
> Nantua sauce
> Fondue comtoise
> Tournedos au vin jaune. > Dairy
> Wheat, Barley, Oats
> Kirsch (cherry brandy)
> Automobile manufacturing
> Heavy metallurgy
> Salt mining
> Chemical industry > Besancom
> Les Rousses
> Le musee du Temps a Besancon
> La Saline Royale d'Arc-et-Senans
> Chateau de Joux
> Lachapelle de Ronchamp > Myths and Legends: The Wyvern, aka the Vouivre, derives from the old word "guivre" meaning "viper". She wears a tiara with a big ruby and takes it off and sets it by the river's edge only for ritual morning bathing. Only the most compulsive robber will take the gem but if he does, hundreds of snakes will chase him. The only way to survive is by throwing the gem as far away from himself as possible. > The Petites Cites Comtoises de
Caractere is the sacred symbol of
character in Franche-Comte. The emblem is a sketched outline on a Franche-Comte bell tower.
> Dole was the capital of Franche-Comte until the year 1676. French Sentences > En le departement Jura, vaches mange l'herb.
> Ils aiment cerises pour le vin.
> Le Franche-Comte drapeau est jaune, bleu, et rouge.