Franche-comte



[frahnsh-kawn-tey] /frɑ̃ʃ kɔ̃ˈteɪ/

noun
1.
a former province in E France: once a part of Burgundy.
/French frɑ̃ʃkɔ̃te/
noun
1.
a region of E France, covering the Jura and the low country east of the Saône: part of the Kingdom of Burgundy (6th century ad–1137); autonomous as the Free County of Burgundy (1137–1384); under Burgundian rule again (1384–1477) and Hapsburg rule (1493–1674); annexed by France (1678)

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