A historical region and former county of southwest France in Gascony. Added to the French royal domain in 1607, the area is now noted for its viniculture.
A dry brandy.
Origin of ArmagnacAfter Armagnac 1
- A brandy made in the region of Armagnac.
- The Charente region, the grapes of which furnish brandy, as do those of Armagnac (department of Gers).
- He was created count of Poitiers in 1356, and was made the king's lieutenant in southern France, though the real power rested chiefly with John of Armagnac, whose daughter Jeanne he married in 1360.
- He broke with John after the murder of Orleans, though he tried to prevent civil war, and only finally joined the Armagnac party in 1410.
- The Hussite wars, the feuds of Burgundian and Armagnac, the renewal of the Hundred Years' War, all prevented it from drawing new blood from the west.
- It was bordered by Limousin, Rouergue, Armagnac, Perigord and Agenais.