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(Encyclopedia) Versailles vərsī´, Fr. vĕrsī´ [key], city (1990 pop. 91,029), capital of Yvelines dept., N central France. It was an insignificant rural hamlet when Louis XIII…

Treaty of Versailles

Find information and a short video about the Treaty of Versailles, the end of World War I and the years following, plus the birth of nationalism.

Versailles, Treaty of

(Encyclopedia) Versailles, Treaty of, any of several treaties signed in the palace of Versailles, France. For the Treaty of Versailles of 1783, which ended the American Revolution…

The Women's March on Versailles

Give us this day our daily bread The women brought whatever weapons they could. Some of those weapons saw use. The Women's March on Washington gets a lot of press buzz, but it's far from the first…

Brewer's: Versailles of Poland

The palace of the Counts of Braniski, which now belongs to the municipality of Bialystok. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894VersailleseVeronica A B C D E…


(Encyclopedia) Yvelines ēvlēn´ [key], department (1990 pop. 1,320,000), N central France, W of Paris. Versailles is the capital.

Santerre, Jean Baptiste

(Encyclopedia) Santerre, Jean Baptiste zhäN bätēst´ säNtĕr´ [key], 1651–1717, French figure and portrait painter. He was known for allegorical portraits and his rococo use of…

Coysevox, Antoine

(Encyclopedia) Coysevox, Antoine äNtwän´ kwäzĕvōks´ [key], 1640–1720, French sculptor. He enjoyed the patronage of Louis XIV and produced a great part of the sculpture at Versailles.…