Aquitaine



a lowland region in SW France, formerly an ancient Roman province and medieval duchy.
Historical Examples

This was the high-born Witiza of Aquitaine, the ascetic virtuosity of whose early life had won him repute.
The Mediaeval Mind (Volume I of II) Henry Osborn Taylor

This is a style that was neither that of Southern Italy nor that of Aquitaine.
The Story of Rouen Sir Theodore Andrea Cook

For fury the duke of Aquitaine sometimes substituted insolent mockery.
A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot

The government of Aquitaine was extended from the Pyrenees to the Loire.
The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Edward Gibbon

He proceeded to ask the support of King Henry, who was then in Aquitaine.
Cassell’s History of England, Vol. I (of 9) Anonymous

The barons of Aquitaine were not willing to engage in this enterprise at their own expense.
Life of Edward the Black Prince Louise Creighton

A duke of Aquitaine founded Cluny, the greatest building energy of the ages.
How France Built Her Cathedrals Elizabeth Boyle O’Reilly

His valour and wisdom might have prevented the loss of Aquitaine.
Life of Edward the Black Prince Louise Creighton

Bordeaux was an important city in the wide possessions of the dukes of Aquitaine.
How France Built Her Cathedrals Elizabeth Boyle O’Reilly

When he first became ruler of Aquitaine, he seemed to be all-powerful.
Life of Edward the Black Prince Louise Creighton

noun
a region of SW France, on the Bay of Biscay: a former Roman province and medieval duchy. It is generally flat in the west, rising to the slopes of the Massif Central in the northeast and the Pyrenees in the south; mainly agricultural Ancient name Aquitania (ˌækwɪˈteɪnɪə)

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