Place:Épernay, Epernay, Marne, France

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NameÉpernay
Alt namesEpernaysource: USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
La Villa-d'Aysource: Family History Library Catalog
Sparnacumsource: Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 277
Épernaysource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCommune
Coordinates49.033°N 3.967°E
Located inEpernay, Marne, France
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Épernay is a commune in the Marne department in northern France. Épernay is located some 130 km north-east of Paris on the main line of the Eastern railway to Strasbourg. The town sits on the left bank of the Marne at the extremity of the Cubry valley which crosses it.

Épernay is a sub-prefecture of the department and seat of an arrondissement.

History

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Épernay (Sparnacum) belonged to the archbishops of Reims from the 5th until the 10th century, when it came into the possession of the counts of Champagne. It was badly damaged during the Hundred Years' War, and was burned by Francis I in 1544. It resisted Henry of Navarre in 1592, and Marshal Biron fell in the attack which preceded its eventual capture. In 1642 it was, along with Château-Thierry, named as a duchy and assigned to the duc de Bouillon.

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