Poitiers


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Poi·tiers

 (pwä-tyā′)
A city of west-central France east-southeast of Nantes. Settled by a Gallic people, it was an early Christian center with important monasteries. Nearby, Edward the Black Prince defeated and captured John II of France on September 19, 1356.

Poitiers

(French pwatje)
n
(Placename) a city in S central France: capital of the former province of Poitou until 1790; scene of the battle (1356) in which the English under the Black Prince defeated the French; university (1432). Pop: 91 395 (2006)

Poi•tiers

(pwɑˈtyeɪ)

n.
a city in W France. 82,884.
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"Mademoiselle, it is no longer a secret; the king, on his way to Poitiers, will stop at Blois, to visit his royal highness."
"Mademoiselle, if the king goes beyond Poitiers and sets out for Spain, if the articles of the marriage contract are agreed upon by Don Luis de Haro and his eminence, you must plainly perceive that it is not child's play."
Scarcely was he installed when Gourville went out to order horses on the route to Poitiers and Vannes, and a boat at Paimboef.
Warwick, the king-maker, rests there, careless now about such trivial things as earthly kings and earthly kingdoms; and Salisbury, who did good service at Poitiers. Just before you come to the abbey, and right on the river's bank, is Bisham Church, and, perhaps, if any tombs are worth inspecting, they are the tombs and monuments in Bisham Church.
The sports of the lists had done much in days gone by to impress the minds of the people, but the plumed and unwieldy champion was no longer an object either of fear or of reverence to men whose fathers and brothers had shot into the press at Crecy or Poitiers, and seen the proudest chivalry in the world unable to make head against the weapons of disciplined peasants.
Eight months later, in the earliest days of the following December, Genestas was appointed to be lieutenant-colonel of a regiment stationed at Poitiers. He was just thinking of writing to Benassis to tell him of the journey he was about to take, when a letter came from the doctor.
I live in Paris as I might live at Poitiers. My mother-in-law calls me--what is the pretty word?--a gad-about?
Her slender and well-defined outlines reminded an artist of the Venus of the Middle Ages rendered by Jean Goujon, the illustrious sculptor of Diane de Poitiers.
Saft laid the foundation stone of its new electrolyte workshop at Poitiers with a ceremony that took place this week.
Hilary was born c.315 in Poitiers, whose early Christianising and monasteries attest to the impact of his bishopric there from 353 to his death from natural causes around 367, on either January 13/14 (Feast Days) or (in some martyrologies) November 1.
In sixteenth-century France such groups took two forms: the provincial salon attended by professional men - humanist lawyers, diplomats, doctors, publishers - as in Lyon and Poitiers, and the aristocratic salons linked to the court.