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ID: 7008456
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Cambrai (inhabited place)  Cambrai (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 50 10 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 50.1667  decimal degrees
Long: 003 14 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 3.2333  decimal degrees

Note: Was a Roman center on Escaut river; was a Frankish capital by 445 CE; obtained rights from bishop in 1227; was longtime pawn of contending rulers; league against Venice was formed here 1508; site of signing of Peace of Cambrai 1529; ceded to France 1678.

Names:
Cambrai (preferred,C,V,English-P,U,N)
Cambrai (German-P,U,N)
Cambrai (French-P,U,N)
Kamerijk (C,V,Dutch-P,U,N)
Kambryk (C,O)
Cambray (H,V)
Camaracum (H,O)  ............ ancient
Cameracum (H,O,Latin,U,N)  ............ ancient Latin

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of France (nation)  ........  France (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Nord-Pas-de-Calais (region (administrative division))  ............  Nord-Pas-de-Calais (region (administrative division)) (P)
Hierarchy of Cambrai (inhabited place)  ................  Cambrai (inhabited place) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Flanders (former nation/state/empire)  ........  Flanders (former nation/state/empire) (P,H)
Hierarchy of Cambrai (inhabited place)  ............  Cambrai (inhabited place) (P,H)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was a Roman center
city (C)
commune (administrative) (C)  ............  since 1076
industrial center (C)
agricultural center (C)
capital (H)  ............  of Franks, 445 CE
ducal residence (H)

Sources and Contributors:
Camaracum..........  [GRLPSC, VP]
....................  GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998) 339
....................  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979)
Cambrai..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 758-759
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 38
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 206
Cambray..........  [GRLPSC]
.................  GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998)
Cameracum..........  [GRLPSC, VP]
....................  Concise Description of Flanders [web site] (2002) accessed 22 Jan 2003
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Kambryk..........  [GRLPSC]
.................  GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998)
Kamerijk..........  [VP]
.................  Concise Description of Flanders [web site] (2002)
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Concise Description of Flanders [web site] (2002) accessed 22 Jan 2003
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II; 758-759; II, 758-759
..................  GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998) 339
..................  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 38
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 206
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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