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ID: 7024272
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Lorraine (historical region)  Lorraine (historical region)

Coordinates:
Lat: 49 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 49.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 006 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 6.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Area of northwestern Europe contained in modern Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Alsace-Lorraine (France), and northwestern Germany. The kingdom was established when the Carolingian empire split; it was divided into two duchies in 959. It was ruled by a ducal family from the 11th century. It was held permanently by France from 1766, except when it went to Germany (with Alsace) for a time after the Franco-Prussian War in 1871. See also the modern region of Lorraine, France.

Names:
Lorraine (preferred,C,V,English-P,U,N)
Lorraine (French-P,U,N)
Lotharii Regnum (H,V,Latin-P,U,N)  ............ Latin for "kingdom of Lothair," named by Lothair II (died 869)
Lotharingia (H,V)  ............ name really applies to medieval kingdom of Lorraine, later divided
Lothringen (H,V,Germanic language,U,N)  ............ named for grandson of Charlemagne, Lothair I

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Lorraine (historical region)  ........  Lorraine (historical region) (P,H)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of France (nation)  ........  France (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Lorraine (historical region)  ............  Lorraine (historical region)
 
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Luxembourg (nation)  ........  Luxembourg (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Lorraine (historical region)  ............  Lorraine (historical region)
 
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Netherlands (nation)  ........  Netherlands (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Lorraine (historical region)  ............  Lorraine (historical region)
 
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Belgium (nation)  ........  Belgium (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Lorraine (historical region)  ............  Lorraine (historical region)
 
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Germany (nation)  ........  Germany (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Lorraine (historical region)  ............  Lorraine (historical region) (P)

Place Types:
historical region (preferred, C)
kingdom (H)  ............  established 843
general region (C)

Related geographic places:
distinguished from ....  Lorraine .......... (former administrative division)
..................................  (World, Europe, France) [7002888]

Sources and Contributors:
Lorraine..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 211
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 9:427
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) plate 67
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 687
Lotharii Regnum..........  [VP]
.............................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 687
Lotharingia..........  [GRLPSC, VP]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 1:531
.......................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.......................  GRI Photo Study, Authority File (1989)
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 687
Lothringen..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) accessed 15 April 1999
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.......................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-101
.......................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 348
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 211
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 1; 531; 1:531
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 19; 427; 9:427
..................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) accessed 15 April 1999
..................  GRI Photo Study, Authority File (1989)
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -1447858
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-101
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 67; plate 67
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 348
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 687
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988)
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2015-)

 

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