Saturday, December 23, 2017

The city of Orange | France

Orange is a french city with a rich history, located about 21 km north of Avignon. In the year 1163 the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I elevated the city of Orange and the land surrounding it to a sovereign principality within the Empire, an independent enclave within France.

In 1544, William I, count of Nassau, who already had large properties in the Netherlands, inherited the title Prince of Orange. William III of Orange, who ruled England as William III of England, was the last Prince of Orange to rule the principality. In 1713 it was ceded to France under the Treaty of Utrecht.


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