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Brewer's: Bourbon

So named from the castle and seigniory of Bourbon, in the old province of Bourbonnais. The Bourbon family is a branch of the Capet stock, through the brother of Philippe le Bel. Source:…

Bourbon-Parma

(Encyclopedia) Bourbon-Parma,&sp;Bourbon-Sicily, and Bourbon-Spain: see Bourbon, royal family.

Bourbon

(Encyclopedia) BourbonBourbonb&oomacr;rbôNˈ, European royal family, originally of France; a cadet branch of the Capetian dynasty (see Capetians). One branch of the Bourbons occupies the modern…

Brewer's: Constable de Bourbon

Charles, Duc de Bourbon, a powerful enemy of Francois I. He was killed while heading the assault on Rome. (1527.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer,…

Quai d'Orsay

(Encyclopedia) Quai d'OrsayQuai d'Orsaykā dôrsāˈ [key], quay on the left bank of the Seine River in Paris, extending from the Eiffel Tower to the Palais Bourbon (housing the national assembly). Next…

Condé, French family

(Encyclopedia) CondéCondékôNdāˈ [key], family name of a cadet branch of the French royal house of Bourbon. The name was first borne by Louis I de Bourbon, prince de Condé, 1530–69, Protestant leader…

Bourbon, Charles, duc de

(Encyclopedia) Bourbon, Charles, duc deBourbon, Charles, duc deshärl, dük də [key]Bourbon, Charles, duc de b&oomacr;rbôNˈ [key], 1490–1527, constable of France and governor of Milan. He…

Enghien

(Encyclopedia) Enghien, Du. Edingen, town, Hainaut prov., W central Belgium. It is a tourist center and has industries that manufacture linen and…

Bourbonnais

(Encyclopedia) BourbonnaisBourbonnaisb&oomacr;rbônāˈ [key], former province, central France, in the northern part of the Massif Central. It was approximately the same area as today's Allier dept…