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City walls of Paris

Index City walls of Paris

Walls of Paris (enceintes de Paris or murs de Paris in French), refers to the city walls that surrounded Paris as it grew from ancient times until the 20th century, built primarily to defend the city. [1]

41 relations: Adolphe Thiers, Ancient history, Arènes de Lutèce, Augustus, Île de la Cité, Boulevard Périphérique, Boulevards of Paris, Boulevards of the Marshals, Charles V of France, Charles VI of France, City gates of Paris, Claude Nicolas Ledoux, Commentarii de Bello Gallico, Defensive wall, Ferme générale, Fortifications of Paris in the 19th and 20th centuries, French language, Glacis, Jacques Lemercier, Julius Caesar, Le Marais, List of Marshals of France, Louis XIII of France, Louis XIV of France, Lutetia, Migration Period, Montagne Sainte-Geneviève, Odo of France, Paris, Philip II of France, Robert I of France, Rue de Rivoli, Saint-Ouen, Seine-Saint-Denis, Seine, Temple (Paris), Thiers wall, Tour de Nesle, Wall of Charles V, Wall of Philip II Augustus, Wall of the Ferme générale, 20th century.

Adolphe Thiers

Marie Joseph Louis Adolphe Thiers (15 April 17973 September 1877) was a French statesman and historian.

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Ancient history

Ancient history is the aggregate of past events, "History" from the beginning of recorded human history and extending as far as the Early Middle Ages or the post-classical history.

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Arènes de Lutèce

The Arènes de Lutèce are among the most important remains from the Gallo-Roman era in Paris (known in antiquity as Lutetia, or Lutèce in French), together with the Thermes de Cluny.

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Augustus

Augustus (Augustus; 23 September 63 BC – 19 August 14 AD) was a Roman statesman and military leader who was the first Emperor of the Roman Empire, controlling Imperial Rome from 27 BC until his death in AD 14.

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Île de la Cité

The Île de la Cité is one of two remaining natural islands in the Seine within the city of Paris (the other being the Île Saint-Louis).

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Boulevard Périphérique

Boulevard Périphérique, sometimes called Périph', is a controlled-access dual-carriageway ring road in Paris, France.

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Boulevards of Paris

Boulevards of Paris are boulevards which form an important part of the urban landscape of Paris.

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Boulevards of the Marshals

The Boulevards of the Marshals (Boulevards des Maréchaux) are a collection of thoroughfares that encircle the city of Paris, France, near its outermost margins.

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Charles V of France

Charles V (21 January 1338 – 16 September 1380), called "the Wise" (le Sage; Sapiens), was a monarch of the House of Valois who ruled as King of France from 1364 to his death.

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Charles VI of France

Charles VI (3 December 1368 – 21 October 1422), called the Beloved (le Bien-Aimé) and the Mad (le Fol or le Fou), was King of France for 42 years from 1380 to his death in 1422.

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City gates of Paris

Principal Parisian city gates While Paris is encircled by the Boulevard Périphérique (Paris ring road), the city gates of Paris ("portes de Paris") are the access points to the city for pedestrians and other road users.

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Claude Nicolas Ledoux

Claude-Nicolas Ledoux (21 March 1736 – 18 November 1806) was one of the earliest exponents of French Neoclassical architecture.

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Commentarii de Bello Gallico

Commentāriī dē Bellō Gallicō (italic), also Bellum Gallicum (italic), is Julius Caesar's firsthand account of the Gallic Wars, written as a third-person narrative.

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Defensive wall

A defensive wall is a fortification usually used to protect a city, town or other settlement from potential aggressors.

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Ferme générale

The ferme générale ("general farm") was, in ancien régime France, essentially an outsourced customs, excise and indirect tax operation.

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Fortifications of Paris in the 19th and 20th centuries

The fortifications of Paris in the 19th and 20th centuries comprise.

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French language

French (le français or la langue française) is a Romance language of the Indo-European family.

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Glacis

A glacis in military engineering is an artificial slope as part of a medieval castle or in early modern fortresses.

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Jacques Lemercier

Jacques Lemercier (c. 1585 Pontoise – 13 January 1654 Paris) was a French architect and engineer, one of the influential trio that included Louis Le Vau and François Mansart who formed the classicizing French Baroque manner, drawing from French traditions of the previous century and current Roman practice the fresh, essentially French synthesis associated with Cardinal Richelieu and Louis XIII.

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Julius Caesar

Gaius Julius Caesar (12 or 13 July 100 BC – 15 March 44 BC), known by his cognomen Julius Caesar, was a Roman politician and military general who played a critical role in the events that led to the demise of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire.

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Le Marais

Entrance of the Hôtel d'Albret Le Marais ("The Marsh") is a historic district in Paris, France.

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List of Marshals of France

Marshal of France (Maréchal de France, plural Maréchaux de France) is a French military distinction, rather than a military rank, that is awarded to generals for exceptional achievements.

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Louis XIII of France

Louis XIII (27 September 1601 – 14 May 1643) was a monarch of the House of Bourbon who ruled as King of France from 1610 to 1643 and King of Navarre (as Louis II) from 1610 to 1620, when the crown of Navarre was merged with the French crown.

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Louis XIV of France

Louis XIV (Louis Dieudonné; 5 September 16381 September 1715), known as Louis the Great (Louis le Grand) or the Sun King (Roi Soleil), was a monarch of the House of Bourbon who reigned as King of France from 1643 until his death in 1715.

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Lutetia

The Gallo-Roman city of Lutetia (also Lutetia Parisiorum in Latin, in French Lutèce) was the predecessor of present-day Paris.

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Migration Period

The Migration Period was a period during the decline of the Roman Empire around the 4th to 6th centuries AD in which there were widespread migrations of peoples within or into Europe, mostly into Roman territory, notably the Germanic tribes and the Huns.

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Montagne Sainte-Geneviève

The Montagne Sainte-Geneviève (Mons Lucotitius) is a hill overlooking the left Bank of the Seine in the 5th arrondissement of Paris.

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Odo of France

Odo (or Eudes) (c. 859/860 – 1 January 898) was the elected King of Francia from 888 to 898 as the first king from the Robertian dynasty.

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Paris

Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an area of and a population of 2,206,488.

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Philip II of France

Philip II, known as Philip Augustus (Philippe Auguste; 21 August 1165 – 14 July 1223), was King of France from 1180 to 1223, a member of the House of Capet.

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Robert I of France

Robert I of France (866 – June 15, 923) was the elected King of West Francia from 922 to 923.

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Rue de Rivoli

Rue de Rivoli is one of the most famous streets in Paris, a commercial street whose shops include the most fashionable names in the world.

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Saint-Ouen, Seine-Saint-Denis

Saint-Ouen is a commune in the Seine-Saint-Denis department.

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Seine

The Seine (La Seine) is a river and an important commercial waterway within the Paris Basin in the north of France.

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Temple (Paris)

The Square du Temple is a garden in Paris, France in the 3rd arrondissement, established in 1857.

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Thiers wall

The Thiers wall was the last of the defensive walls of Paris.

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Tour de Nesle

The Tour de Nesle or Nesle's Tower was a guard tower of the old city wall of Paris on the left (south) bank, constructed at the beginning of the 13th century by Philip II of France and demolished in 1665.

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Wall of Charles V

The wall of Charles V, built from 1356 to 1383 is one of the city walls of Paris.

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Wall of Philip II Augustus

The Wall of Philip Augustus is the oldest city wall of Paris (France) whose plan is accurately known.

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Wall of the Ferme générale

The Wall of the Ferme générale was commissioned by Antoine Lavoisier and built between 1784 and 1791 by the Ferme générale (General Farm), the corporation of tax farmers.

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20th century

The 20th century was a century that began on January 1, 1901 and ended on December 31, 2000.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_walls_of_Paris

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