Millet, born near Cherbourg, stands in the public garden, and there is an equestrian statue of Napoleon I.
Of Cherbourg on the Western railway.
Cherbourg, its chid harbour, lies on the northern shore between the two promontories.
Its chief lines ran from Paris:to Le Havre via Mantes and Rouen, to Dieppe via Rouen, to Cherbourg, to Granyule and to Brest.
Of the coast defences the principal are Toulon, Antibes, Rochefort, Lorient, Brest, Olron, La Rochelle, BelleIsle, Cherbourg,St-Malo, Havre, Calais, Gravelines and Dunkirk A number of the older fortresses, dating for the most part from Louis XIV.s time, are still in existence, but are no longer of military importance.
The French coast is divided into five naval arrondissements, which have their headquarters at th.e five naval ports, of which Cherbourg, Brest, and Toulon.
Won over by the surrender of Cherbourg in July 1378, the English under John of Gaunt, duke of Lancaster, came to his aid; but a heavy price had to be paid for the neutrality of the king of Castile.
In 1393 he regained Cherbourg, which had been handed over by Charles II.
Cherbourg was given to the French king; certain exchanges of land were made; and in the following year Charles III.
Of Cherbourg on the Western railway.
CHERBOURG, a naval station, fortified town and seaport of north-western France, capital of an arrondissement in the department of Manche, on the English Channel, 232 m.
Cherbourg is situated at the mouth of the Divette, on a small bay at the apex of the indentation formed by the northern shore of the peninsula of Cotentin.
Cherbourg is a fortified place of the first class, headquarters of one of the five naval arrondissements of France, and the seat of a sub-prefect.
Cherbourg derives its chief importance from its naval and commercial harbours, which are distant from each other about half a mile.
Cherbourg is a port of call for the American, North German Lloyd and other important lines of transatlantic steamers.
Cherbourg is supposed by some investigators to occupy the site of the Roman station of Coriallum, but nothing definite is known about its origin.
In 1758 he was employed as secretary to General Bligh in the expedition against Cherbourg; and in the same capacity he accompanied the earl of Kinnoul on his special embassy to the court of Portugal in 1760.
New York is served by the American line, the North German Lloyd line, &c. Regular steamers serve the Channel Islands, Cherbourg and Havre, the principal English ports, Dublin, Belfast and Glasgow; and local steamers serve Cowes (Isle of Wight) and other neighbouring ports.
Town after town surrendered: in 1141, Verneuil, Nonancourt, Lisieux, Falaise; in 1142, Mortain, Saint-Hilaire, Pontorson; in 1143, Avranches, Saint-Lo, Cerences, Coutances, Cherbourg; in the beginning of 1144 he entered Rouen, and on the 19th of January received the ducal crown in its cathedral.
"Kearsarge," Captain Winslow, off Cherbourg (June 19, 1864).
At Maintenon Charles took leave of the bulk of his troops, and proceeding with an escort of some 1200 men to Cherbourg, took ship there for England on the 16th of August.
De Charles X (5th ed., Paris, 1840); Theodore Anne, Memoires, souvenirs, et anecdotes sur l'interieur du palais de Charles X et les evenements de 1815 d 1830 (2 vols., Paris, 1831); ib., Journal de Saint-Cloud a Cherbourg; Vedrenne, Vie de Charles X (3 vols., Paris, 1879); Petit, Charles X (Paris, 1886); Villeneuve, Charles X et Louis XIX en exil.
JOACHIM MENANT (1820-1899), French magistrate and orientalist, was born at Cherbourg on the 16th of April 1820.
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He entered the navy as a midshipman in 1756, and was present at the attack on Cherbourg (1758), and the disastrous action of St Cast in the same year.
Two drawings were prepared and placed before a painter at Cherbourg named Mouchel, who at once recognized the boy's gifts, and accepted him as a pupil; but shortly after (1835) Millet's father died, and the eldest son, with heroic devotion, took his place at home, nor did he return to his work until the pressing calls from without were solemnly enforced by the wishes of his own family.
He accordingly went back to Cherbourg, but after a short time spent there with another master (Langlois) started with many misgivings for Paris.
In 1840 Millet went back to Greville, where he painted "Sailors Mending a Sail" and a few other pictures - reminiscences of Cherbourg life.
Having adopted the profession of an engineer, he left Paris for Cherbourg in 1810, but returned in 1813 on account of his health, whereupon Lagrange and Laplace persuaded him to renounce engineering and to devote himself to mathematics.
And the Black Prince, the only possessions of England in a liberated but ruined France were Bayonne, Bordeaux, Brest, Cherbourg and Calais.
Meanwhile Dumouriez had devoted his attention to the internal state of his own country, and amongst the very numerous memorials which he sent in to the government was one on the defence of Normandy and its ports, which procured him in 1778 the post of commandant of Cherbourg, which he administered with much success for ten years.
Southampton to Cherbourg, Havre, St Malo (South-Western railway).
SAINT - PIERRE, CHARLES IRENEE [[Castel, (Abbe De]] (1658-1743), French writer, was born at the château de SaintPierre-l'Eglise near Cherbourg on the 18th of February 1658.
After a most destructive career she was sunk off Cherbourg by the "Kearsarge" on the 19th of June 1864.
The defeat of Sir Thomas Kyriel, one of Bedford's veteran captains, at Formigny in 1450, and the taking of Cherbourg, completed the conquest of the 1 Arthur, earl of Richmond, afterwards Arthur III., duke of Brittany.
Millet was at Cherbourg; there he remarried, but having amassed a few hundred francs he went back to Paris and presented his "St Jerome" at the Salon of 1845.