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A city of north-central France on the Loire River south-southwest of Paris. Founded by Celts and conquered by Julius Caesar in 52 BC, the city was the center of a Frankish kingdom in the sixth century and a residence of the Capetian kings in the tenth century. The English siege of Orléans (1428-1429) was lifted by troops led by Joan of Arc, the “Maid of Orléans.”x
The main line of the Orleans railway passes through a tunnel beneath the town.
The Capetian-Valois dynasty lasted until 1498, when Louis, duke of Orleans, became king as Louis XII., on the death of King Charles VIII.
Sarah broke in, "Elisabeth has been telling us about your visit to New Orleans, as well."
After studying the arts at Toulouse and law at Orleans and Bologna, he became a canon at Bordeaux and then vicar-general to his brother the archbishop of Lyons, who in 1294 was created cardinal bishop of Albano.
In 1394 the countship came to the house of Orleans, a member of which, Francis I., became king of France in 1515 and raised it to the rank of duchy in favour of his mother Louise of Savoy.