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See Edirne.


(ˌeɪdrɪəˈnəʊpəl) or


(Placename) former names of Edirne


(ɛˈdir nɛ)

a city in NW Turkey, in the European part. 115,500. Also called Adrianople.
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Noun1.Adrianople - a city in northwestern TurkeyAdrianople - a city in northwestern Turkey; a Thracian town that was rebuilt and renamed by the Roman Emperor Hadrian
Republic of Turkey, Turkey - a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the Young Turks, led by Kemal Ataturk, established a republic in 1923
References in classic literature ?
He had noticed passing through this street lately that there was a hotel somewhere towards the end, built of wood, but fairly large, and its name he remembered was something like Adrianople.
He includes the climax of the Roman-Gothic confrontations, the disastrous battle of Adrianople, in which the Roman army was heavily defeated and the emperor Valens was killed.
The uprising took place in the Bitola vilayet (province) and the northeastern part of Adrianople vilayet - parts of the regions of Macedonia and Thrace.
In the previous sentence, we are told that Peter, Emperor Maurice's brother was ordered to leave Adrianople and to "make the crossing of the Ister" (Theophylact Simocatta, 292-293; English version from Whitby and Whitby 217).
By the 1711 campaign (Ciachir, Bercan, 1984: 5), Peter the Great had marked the expansion direction towards the Balkan region, which was continued, strengthened and subsequently established by the provisions of the Treaty of Kuciuk-Kainargi (1774),--which established Russia's prevailing role over the Romanian Principalities--, the Treaty of Iasi (1792), the Treaty of Bucharest (1812), the Treaty of Adrianople (1829), the Treaty of Balta-Limani (1849) (Berindei, 1991: 13).
Unfortunately, a generation later the unskilled and insecure Valens undid this good work, antagonising the now resettled and well-trained Tervingi and losing disastrously at Adrianople in 378.
WHEN was the Treaty of Adrianople signed, ending war |between Russia and Turkey?
16 Which Roman emperor was killed and his troops routed by the Goths at the battle of Adrianople in 378AD?
Meanwhile, from 1806 to 1812, Russia fought the Ottoman Empire, but faced with threat of Napoleon's subsequent invasion, had to return territories occupied in western Georgia that same year under the Treaty of Bucharest; in 1829, after a war lasting a year and a half, under the Treaty of Adrianople (Edime), Russia annexed those aforementioned lands and possessed almost all of present-day Georgia.
Previously, he had experienced war only as a news correspondent for the French newspaper L'Intransigeant, first during the Italo-Turkish conflict in Libya in 1911, which he described in La battaglia di Tripoli (1912), (2) and then during the siege of Adrianople in 1912-1913, which would inspire his first words-in-freedom poem Zang Tumb Tumb (1914).
For instance, the writings of Hans Schiltberger who was later captured at Nicopolis, offer some details about the cities he visited such as Constantinople, Adrianople, and Bursa.