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ID: 7008781
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7008781

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 43 17 07 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 43.2854  decimal degrees
Long: 005 22 34 E  degrees minutes   Long: 5.3761  decimal degrees

Note: Oldest of France's major cities; taken by Caesar 49 BCE; deteriorated after decline of Roman Empire until the 11th century; part of kingdom of Arles 879, of Provence 10th century; gained independence in the 13th century; passed to France in 1481; important during the 19th century.

Names:
Marseille (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Marseille (French-P,U,N)
Marseilles (C,V,English-P,U,N)
Marsella (C,O)
Marsiglia (C,V)
Massalia (H,V)  ............ ancient
Massilia (H,V)  ............ ancient

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of France (nation)  ........  France (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (region (administrative division))  ............  Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (region (administrative division)) (P)
Hierarchy of Marseilles (inhabited place)  ................  Marseilles (inhabited place) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of France (nation)  ........  France (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Provence (historical region)  ............  Provence (historical region) (P,H)
Hierarchy of Marseilles (inhabited place)  ................  Marseilles (inhabited place)
 
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Gaul (historical region)  ........  Gaul (historical region) (P)
Hierarchy of Gallia Narbonensis (province)  ............  Gallia Narbonensis (province) (P,H)
Hierarchy of Marseilles (inhabited place)  ................  Marseilles (inhabited place) (P,H) from 49 BCE

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  colonized by Ionian Greek Phocaeans ca. 600 BCE
city (C)
department capital (C)
port (C)  ............  flourished commercially since Crusades, 11th-14th centuries
archdiocese (C)
trade center (C)
industrial center (C)
episcopal see (H)
regional capital (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Marseille..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 7:875
....................  Michel: Dictionnaire des Communes (1984)
....................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
....................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 123
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 733
Marseilles..........  [FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
.......................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database (1987-)
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 733
Marsella..........  [VP]
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Marsiglia..........  [VP]
....................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Massalia..........  [GRLPSC, VP]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998) 8378
Massilia..........  [GRLPSC, VP]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Times Atlas of World History (1989)
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database (1987-)
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 875; 7:875
..................  GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998) 8378
..................  Michel: Dictionnaire des Communes (1984)
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -1449947
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 123
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1989)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 733
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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