A city of north-central France east of Paris. Its 14th-century castle was once a royal residence and later a state prison.
Vincennes Sentence Examples
JOHN BERRY, DUKE OF (1340-1416), third son of John II., king of France and Bonne of Luxemburg, was born on the 30th of November 1340 at Vincennes.
Further, they had the effect of sobering the culprit, and the more creditable part of his life did not begin till he left Vincennes.
The affair ended by his escaping to Switzerland, where Sophie joined him; they then went to Holland, where he lived by hackwork for the booksellers; meanwhile Mirabeau had been condemned to death at Pontarlier for rapt et vol, and in May 1777 he was seized by the French police, and imprisoned by a lettre de cachet in the castle of Vincennes.
With his release from Vincennes (August 1782) begins the second period of Mirabeau's life.
Other published correspondence is Lettres de Mirabeau a Chamfort (1796); Lettres du comte de Mirabeau b Jacques Mauvillon (Brunswick, 1792); Lettres originates de Mirabeau, ecrites du donjon de Vincennes, 1777-178Q, published by L.