Lyon, Mary 1797-1849; U.S. educator
city in EC France, at the juncture of the Rhone & Saône rivers: pop. 415,000
A city of east-central France at the confluence of the Rhone and Saône Rivers north of Marseille. Founded in 43 BC as a Roman colony, it was the principal city of Gaul and an important religious center after the introduction of Christianity. Its silk industry dates to the 1400s.