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Chateau de Vincennes


  • Type: Fortification
  • Travel Genus: Sight , Sight
  • Sight Category: Structure

Chateau de Vincennes is a 14th-century royal castle with a moat, towers, a pavilion and state rooms, located in the place du Chatelet in the 12th arrondissement of Paris, France. - AsNotedIn


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1150/00/00 A hunting lodge is built for Louis VII about 1150 in the forest of Vincennes.
1245/00/00 Peter de Montereau Architect Relics of the Crown of Thorns are housed at Vincennes while the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris was being readied. A fragment remains in a chapel at Vincennes, probably built by Peter of Montereau.
1250/00/00 In the 13th century, a substantial manor is built for Philip Augustus and Louis IX.
1270/00/00 Louis IX of France begins the Eighth Crusade leading.
1274/00/00 Philippe III of France is married at Chateau de Vincennes.
1284/00/00 Philippe IV of France is married at Vincennes.
1316/00/00 Louis X of France dies at Chateau de Vincennes.
1322/00/00 Philippe V of France dies at Chateau de Vincennes.
1328/00/00 Charles IV of France dies at Chateau de Vincennes.
1337/00/00 The 52 meters high donjon tower is added by Philip VI of France.
1370/00/00 The donjon serves as a residence for the royal family. Its buildings are known to have once held the library and personal study of Charles V of France.
1375/00/00 Chateau de Vincennes is enlarged in the later 14th century.
1410/00/00 The grand rectangular circuit of walls at Chateau de Vincennes is completed by the House of Valois.
1422/00/00 Following the siege of Meaux, Henry V of England dies in the Chateau de Vincennes donjon.
1574/04/00 Henri IV is imprisoned at Vincennes during the Wars of Religion.
1650/00/00 Designed by architect Louis Le Vau in the 17th century, a pair of isolated ranges mirroring one another across a parterre to one side of the keep are built by Louis XIV for the Queen Mother and Cardinal Mazarin.
1665/00/00 Minister Nicolas Fouquet of Vaux-le-Vicomte is imprisoned at Vincennes.
1691/00/00 John Vanbrugh Incarceration John Vanbrugh is incarcerate at Vincennes, near Paris, which may have inspired Baroque gothick style.
1738/00/00 Louis XV of France Supporter In order to compete with the manufactures at Chantilly and Meissen, the Manufacture de Vincennes is established with the support of Louis XV and Madame de Pompadour in the abandoned chateau Vincennes.
1749/07/23 Denis Diderot Incarceration Denis Diderot is arrested and placed in solitary confinement in the state prison at Vincennes. He is allowed to keep the book he had at the time of his arrest, Paradise Lost.
1750/00/00 Confidence man, Jean Henri Latude, escapes from the prison in Vincennes.
1777/00/00 Marquis de Sade Incarceration Sade is arrested in Paris and imprisoned in the Chateau de Vincennes. He will successfully appealed his death sentence in 1778, but will remain imprisoned under the lettre de cachet.
1777/05/00 Honore Gabriel Riqueti Incarceration Honore Gabriel Riqueti, is arrested by the Dutch police, returned to France and imprisoned by a lettre de cachet in the castle of Vincennes.
1782/08/00 Honore Gabriel Riqueti Freedom Honore Gabriel Riqueti, Count of Mirabeau, is release from Vincennes.
1785/07/08 Thomas Jefferson Spectator In the dungeon of the Chateau de Vincennes, Honore Blanc demonstrates the superiority of interchangeable parts by dissembling 25 flint locks, mixing up the parts and reassembly them. Until now, virtually every devise made by man is individually crafted.
1785/08/30 Thomas Jefferson Spectator An improvement is made here in the construction of the musket.... making every part of them so exactly alike.... I put several together myself taking pieces at hazard as they came to hand, and they fitted in the most perfect manner. - TJ to John Jay
1791/02/00 Marquis de Lafayette Life Marquis de Lafayette stops a mob of more than 1,000 workers from the Faubourg Saint-Antoine led by Antoine Joseph Santerre from dismantling Vincennes.
1796/00/00 Chateau de Vincennes becomes an arsenal.
1804/03/21 Louis Antoine, Duke of Enghien is executed in the Vincennes moat for aiding Britain and plotting against France.
1812/00/00 General Pierre Yrieix Daumesnil who lost a leg at the battle of Wagram is assigned to the defense of the Arsenal de Vincennes.
1860/00/00 Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte, Napoleon III Owner Napoleon III employs Viollet-le-Duc to restore the Vincennes keep and chapel. Napoleon gave the Bois de Vincennes to Paris as a public park.
1906/10/15 Alfred Dreyfus French Artillery Colonel Colonel Dreyfus resumes his command of an artillery unit at Vincennes. Dreyfus Affair
1910/04/27 Robert Bacon (Secretary of State) Host Robert Bacon, TR, Jules Jusserand, French Ambassador to the US and Gen Jean B Dalstein, Military Governor of Paris, review troops and observe military maneuvers at the Chateau de Vincennes. Smithsonian-Roosevelt African Expedition
1910/04/27 Jean Jules Jusserand Host Robert Bacon, TR, Jules Jusserand, French Ambassador to the US and Gen Jean B Dalstein, Military Governor of Paris, review troops and observe military maneuvers at the Chateau de Vincennes. Smithsonian-Roosevelt African Expedition
1910/04/27 Theodore Roosevelt Dignitary Robert Bacon, TR, Jules Jusserand, French Ambassador to the US and Gen Jean B Dalstein, Military Governor of Paris, review troops and observe military maneuvers at the Chateau de Vincennes. Smithsonian-Roosevelt African Expedition
1940/00/00 General Maurice Gamelin uses Vincennes as his headquarters defending France against the invading German army.
1944/08/20 During the battle for the liberation of Paris, 26 policemen and members of the Resistance arrested by the Waffen-SS are executed in the eastern moat of Vincennes. Their bodies are thrown in a common grave.

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Particulars for Chateau de Vincennes:
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Category for Historic Use Defense
Structure Type Fortification
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Military
Sight Category Structure




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