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ID: 7017025
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Crécy-en-Ponthieu (inhabited place)  Crécy-en-Ponthieu (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 50 15 07 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 50.2519  decimal degrees
Long: 001 52 51 E  degrees minutes   Long: 1.8809  decimal degrees

Note: Famed as site of the defeat of Philip VI by Edward III of England in 1346, the 1st major land battle of Hundred Years War; was first effective use of massed archers & supporting infantry against cavalry charges; one-third of French nobility were killed.

Names:
Crécy-en-Ponthieu (preferred,C,V)
Crécy (C,V)
Cressy (C,V)
Crécy-en-Ponthie (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of France (nation)  ........  France (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Hauts-de-France (region (administrative division))  ............  Hauts-de-France (region (administrative division)) (P)
Hierarchy of Crécy-en-Ponthieu (inhabited place)  ................  Crécy-en-Ponthieu (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was medieval center
town (C)
battlefield (H)  ............  of 1346

Sources and Contributors:
Crécy..........  [VP]
..............  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
..............  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Crécy-en-Ponthie..........  [VP]
.............................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Crécy-en-Ponthieu..........  [VP Preferred]
................................  Guide Bleu: France (1967) 47
................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
................................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 50
................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 298
Cressy..........  [VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 210
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 210
..................  Guide Bleu: France (1967) 47
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -1422727
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 50
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 298
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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