a city on the Loire river in north central France; site of the siege of Orleans by the English (1428-1429)
Orleans, siege of Orleans(noun)
a long siege of Orleans by the English was relieved by Joan of Arc in 1429
City in France.
Origin: Ultimately from Aurelianum, from the name of the Roman emperor Aurelian, who rebuilt the city.
Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 130 kilometres southwest of Paris. It is the capital of the Loiret department and of the Centre region. Orléans is located on the Loire River where the river curves south towards the Massif Central. The city of New Orleans, in the United States is named after the commune of Orléans.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
on the Loire, 75 m. by rail SW. of Paris, is the capital of the province of Loiret, a trading rather than an industrial town, commerce being fostered by excellent railway, canal, and river communications; the town is of ancient date, and its streets are full of quaint wooden houses; there is an old cathedral and museum; many historic associations include the raising of the siege in 1429 by Joan of Arc, whose house is still shown, and two captures by the Germans, 1870
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
An important town of France, capital of the department of Loiret, 75 miles south-southwest from Paris by railway. Orléans, originally called Genabum, afterwards Aureliani (probably from the emperor Aurelian), was besieged by Attila in 451, but relieved by the Romans, who here defeated Attila. It afterwards passed into the hands of the Franks, was taken by the Northmen in 855, and again in 865. In 1428 it was besieged by the English under the Duke of Bedford, but was delivered from the besiegers by the inspiriting exertions of Joan of Arc, who on this account is also named the Maid of Orléans. In the civil wars of the 16th century it was besieged in 1563 by the Duke of Guise, who was assassinated before the walls. During the Franco-Prussian war, 1870-71, Orléans was occupied by the Germans, September 27, and evacuated November 10, 1870.
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Etymology and Origins
A corruption of Aureliani, after the Roman Emperor Aurelian.
The numerical value of Orleans in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of Orleans in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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We don't need that kind of police officer in the city of New Orleans.
I try to make a point to establish relationships every day on the set, and (producers and directors) love New Orleans.
We cannot pump our way out of the water levels that are expected to hit the city of New Orleans, we need you to understand this.
She passed away Monday morning, at home, in her apartment in New Orleans. We are waiting for a coroners report on cause of death.
I am outraged that in 2014 this rape victim has been treated with such disrespect, What has happened in New Orleans is a national scandal.
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