Commune of Argentan
du Pays d'Argentan
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Argentan is a commune, and the chief town of two cantons and of an arrondissement of the Orne département, in France. The following is a list of the 505 communes of the Orne département, in France. The cantons of France are territorial subdivisions of the French Republic's 341 arrondissements and 100 departments. The 100 French departments are divided into 342 arrondissements, which may be translated into English as districts. Orne is a department in the northwest of France named after the Orne River. In the context of the political and geographic organization of France and many of its former colonies a department (département depaʁtǝmɑ̃ is an Administrative division This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics.
Argentan is located 180 km NE of Rennes, 131 km ENE of Le-Mont-Saint-Michel, 188 km SE of Cherbourg, 58 km SSE of Caen, 133 km SW of Rouen and 100 km N of Le Mans. Rennes ( Gallo: Resnn, Roazhon Condate Condate Riedonum is a city in the east of Brittany in northwestern Mont Saint-Michel ( English: St Michael's Mount) is a rocky Tidal island in Normandy, France. Caen (kɑ̃ is a commune in northwestern France. It is the Prefecture of the Calvados department and the capital of the Rouen (ʁwɑ̃ in French) is the historical capital city of Normandy, in northwestern France on the River Seine, and currently the capital Le Mans (ləmɑ̃ in French) is a city in France, located on the Sarthe River.
Argentan is an old Roman town built along the Orne River. Ancient Rome was a Civilization that grew out of a small agricultural community founded on the Italian Peninsula as early as the 10th century BC The Orne is a River in Normandy, within northwestern France. It discharges into the English Channel at the port of Ouistreham. The town continued to grow during the Middle Ages. Argentan was the site of the Battle of Argentan in 1944 during the Second World War. Year 1944 ( MCMXLIV) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including This battle was a level in the popular WWII video game Call of Duty 3. Call of Duty 3 is a World War II First-person shooter and the third installment in the Call of Duty video game series
Following the Viking invasion, in the north of France, the « Neustrie » became « Normandy » (literally: north man country). Normandy (Normandie Norman: Normaundie) is a geographical region corresponding to the former Duchy of Normandy. The Viking chief, « Rolf the walker », let the town to one of his lieutenant. Throughout all of the Middle Ages, Argentan was, turn to turn, a rich place, or totally burnt. With war against the English army, English forces occupied the city several times. In fact, the Plantagenet had considered this town as one of the most important towns of Normandy. The House of Plantagenet (planˈtadʒɪnɪt also called the House of Anjou, or the First Angevin dynasty, was originally a noble During Louis XIV time, Colbert pushed Alençon against Argentan by economic competition about lace. Early years Birth and ancestry Louis XIV was born in the Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye on September 5 1638 and bore the Heir apparent Jean-Baptiste Colbert ( August 29, 1619 — September 6, 1683) served as the French minister of finance from 1665 to 1683 under Alençon is a town and commune in Normandy, France, préfecture (capital of the Orne department. By this way, the Point of Argentan was founded. Argentan became a very important town for traditional industry, moreover for religious power with Benedictines and convent. Benedictine refers to the Spirituality and Consecrated life in accordance with the Rule of St Benedict, written by Benedict of Nursia in Two very impressive churches were built: Saint-Martin and Saint-Germain; Several particular hotels to.
With the French Revolution, Argentan starting to be more quiet. The French Revolution (1789–1799 was a period of political and social upheaval in the History of France, during which the French governmental structure previously an During the World Wars, the city suffered: many young men of Argentan died in Verdun under the 104th infantry regiment in 1916. A world war is a War affecting the majority of the world's most powerful and populous nations Verdun (medieval Wirten official name before 1970 Verdun-sur-Meuse) is a city and commune Year 1916 ( MCMXVI) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year During the Second World War, the city was almost totally destroyed.
In 1944, during the June 6 bombing preceding the Allied landings at Normandy, the city was partially destroyed by B-17 Flying Fortress bombers. Operation Overlord was the code name for the invasion of northwest Europe during World War II by Allied forces WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout The majority of the city was, however, destroyed at the end of August the same year. The U.S. Third Army, under the command of general George S. Patton liberated Argentan after eight days of violent combats against the 9th Panzer Division and soldiers of the 2nd SS Panzer Division. United States Army Central, formerly the Third United States Army was a field army of the United States Army. For the 19th century Scottish jurist/politician see George Patton Lord Glenalmond. It was the U.S. 80th Infantry Division which liberated the city, in the morning of August 20. The 80th Division (Institutional Training was a formation of the United States Army. The city burnt again.
Today the town is developing tourism.
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