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Château de Compiègne

Château de Compiègne
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Castle Facts:

Location: Compiègne, in the Oise departement of France (Picardie Region).
Built: 1751-1788.
Condition: In good condition.
Ownership / Access: State property.
ISMH Reference Number: PA00114635.
Notes: Château de Compiègne is a former royal and imperial residence at Compiegne in Oise (Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Picardy, France). The Château de Compiègne is the subject of a classification as historical monuments since October 24, 1994.Four successive palace in Compiegne. The oldest dates back to the beginning of the Merovingian dynasty and probably dated from the reign of Clovis2. It was probably built of wood and its location is difficult to determine. Many official documents are dated Compiegne, suggesting that the Merovingian spent time there. It is in this "royal palace" 3 of Compiègne that Clotaire I died in 561, returning from a hunt in Saint-Jean-aux-Bois. It was at Compiègne that Clotaire II made peace with his nephew Thibert II (or Theodebert) in 604. Dagobert I met there in 633 parliament that decides the foundation of the basilica of Saint-Denis and this is the palace that 'had kept his treasure, divided in 639 between his successors. Under the Carolingians, Compiègne is frequently the venue of the "General Meetings" of bishops and lords, from the reign of Pepin the Short, became an important place in diplomacy: it was here that 757 Pepin hosts, amid a large assembly, an embassy from the emperor of Constantinople Constantine V Copronymus and receives the homage of the Duke of Bavaria, Tassilo III. This is also where Louis the Pious meets several meetings including two in 830 and 833, trying to push it to the abdication.Four successive palace in Compiegne. The oldest dates back to the beginning of the Merovingian dynasty and probably dated from the reign of Clovis. It was probably built of wood and its location is difficult to determine. Many official documents are dated Compiegne, suggesting that the Merovingian spent time there. It is in this "royal palace" of Compiègne that Clotaire I died in 561, returning from a hunt in Saint-Jean-aux-Bois. It was at Compiègne that Clotaire II made peace with his nephew Thibert II (or Theodebert) in 604. Dagobert I met there in 633 parliament that decides the foundation of the basilica of Saint-Denis and this is the palace that 'had kept his treasure, divided in 639 between his successors. Under the Carolingians, Compiègne is frequently the venue of the "General Meetings" of bishops and lords, from the reign of Pepin the Short, became an important place in diplomacy: it was here that 757 Pepin hosts, amid a large assembly, an embassy from the emperor of Constantinople Constantine V Copronymus and receives the homage of the Duke of Bavaria, Tassilo III. This is also where Louis the Pious meets several meetings including two in 830 and 833, trying to push it to the abdication.

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