A city of northeast France on the Moselle River north of Nancy. Settled before Roman times, it prospered as a free imperial city after the 1100s and was annexed by France in 1552. The city was ruled by Germany from 1871 to 1918.
(place) City in NE France, on the Moselle River.
Metz Sentence Examples
Although some Frankish kings resided here, it gradually yielded place to Metz as a Frankish capital.
Far more extensive was the territory under the spiritual authority of the archbishop which included the bishoprics of Metz, Toul and Verdun, and after 1777 also those of Nancy and St Die.
The older portion, the capella in palatio, an octagonal building surmounted by a dome, was designed on the model of San Vitale at Ravenna by Udo of Metz, was begun under Charlemagne's auspices in 796 and consecrated by Pope Leo III.