Place:Le Cateau-Cambrésis, Nord, France

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NameLe Cateau-Cambrésis
Alt namesLe Cateau-Cambrésissource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCommune
Located inNord, France
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Le Cateau-Cambrésis is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

The term Cambrésis indicates that it lies in the county of that name which fell to the Prince-Bishop of Cambrai.

History

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  • The Peace of Cateau-Cambrésis, ending the Italian Wars, was agreed there on April 2–3, 1559.
  • Until 1678, the city belonged to the Spanish Netherlands (now called Belgium). France conquered the city officially by the treaty of Nijmegen signed in 1678.
  • On 28 March 1794, allied forces under the prince of Coburg, defeated French forces at Le Cateau.
  • Le Cateau formed the right wing of the front of II Corps of the British Expeditionary Force at the Battle of Le Cateau on 26 August 1914, during its withdrawal from the Battle of Mons.

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