Place:Bar-le-Duc, Meuse, France

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NameBar-le-Duc
Alt namesBar-sur-Ornainsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeCommune
Coordinates48.767°N 5.167°E
Located inMeuse, France
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Bar-le-Duc, formerly known as Bar, is a commune in the Meuse département, of which it is the capital. The department is in Lorraine in northeastern France

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Bar-le-Duc was at one time the seat of the countship, later Duchy of Bar. Though probably of ancient origin, the town was unimportant until the 10th century when it became the residence of the counts. Originally part of the early medieval duchy of Upper Lorraine, at some stage in the early modern period it was acquired by the neighbouring dukes of Lorraine.

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