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Brittany (Duchy)

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Geographic headingBrittany (Duchy)
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Variant(s)Duchy of Brittany
Dugelezh Vreizh
Duché de Bretagne
See alsoBrittany (France)
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Special noteSUBJECT USAGE: This heading is not valid for use as a subject. Works about this place are entered under Brittany (France)
Found inRoberti Guib[a]e Britan[n]i Ep[iscop]i Trecorensis ad Innocentiu[m] octauum pont. Maximu[m], after 10 June 1485
Encyc. Brit., database, 26 Jan. 2011 (Brittany united as an independent duchy in 9th century; became part of France when Anne, heir to Brittany, married 2 successive kings of France, Charles VIII and Louis XII; formal treaty of incorporation into France was in 1532, but as French province, it retained local privileges)
Wikipedia, web site, 26 Jan. 2011 Duchy of Brittany (in Breton: Dugelezh Vreizh; in French: Duché de Bretagne; a medieval tribal and feudal state covering the Armorican peninsula west of Mont-Saint-Michel and north of Nantes, including Rennes and Vannes. It largely corresponded to the historic Brittany, a region with strong traditions of independence, including a distinctive culture and the Breton language, and was larger than the French region now called Brittany)