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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Héré de Corny was court architect to Stanislaw Leszczyński, Duke of Lorraine and former King of Poland at his capital of Nancy (reigned 1738-1766); famous for the harmonious suite of axial spaces he developed, extending from the Place Stanislas to the Palais du Gouvernement; the sequence is a prime example of eighteenth-century urbanism. The square was a way to link the medieval old town of Nancy and the new town built under Charles III. It was also a place royale to honour Stanislaw’s so…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The archive includes documents, property lists, extensive reference material and a large and mostly intact collection of medieval liturgical manuscripts.

    [Aachen is Aix-la-Chapelle in French.] Aachen Cathedral, frequently referred to as the “Imperial Cathedral” (Kaiserdom), was known as the “Royal Church of St. Mary at Aachen” during the Middle Ages. For 600 years, from 936 to 1531, the Aachen chapel (Palantine Chapel) was the church of coronation for 30 German kings and …

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01