From Metz by rail.
Of Coblenz, on the main lines of railway from Coblenz to Metz and from Cologne to Saarbriicken.
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.
JEAN VICTOR PONCELET (1788-1867), French mathematician and engineer, was born at Metz on the 1st of July 1788.
From 1815 to 1825 he was occupied with military engineering at Metz; and from 1825 to 1835 he was professor of mechanics at the Ecole d'application there.
Metz ou sur toute autre frontiere serait declarer la guerre a la nation et abdiquer le trone.
The school of practical artillery and engineering was transferred to Fontainebleau from Metz by a decree of 1871, and now occupies the part of the palace surrounding the cour des offices.
When (1541) Calvin was recalled to Geneva, Farel also returned; but in 1542 he went to Metz to support the Reformation there.
It is said that when he preached in the Dominican church of Metz, the bells were rung to drown his voice, but his voice outdid the bells, and on the next occasion he had three thousand hearers.
Yet in his last year he revisited Metz, preaching amid great enthusiasm, with all his wonted fire.
The effort was too much for him; he left the church exhausted, took to his bed, and died at Metz on the 13th of September 1565.
ALEXANDRE ANTOINE HUREAU DE SENARMONT (1769-1810), French artillery general, was born at Strassburg, and educated at the Metz school for engineer and artillery cadets.
She journeyed, in company with Constant, by Metz and Frankfort to Weimar, and arrived there in December.
Aix-la-Chapelle, Bonn and Ziilpich were their principal centres, and they even advanced southward as far as Metz, which appears to have resisted their attacks.
It usually had Metz for its capital, and the inhabitants of the kingdom were known as the Austrasii.
Of Metz, at the south end of one of the most extensive coal-fields in Europe, to which it has given its name.
Its early lords were the bishops of Metz, the counts of the lower Saargau, and the counts of the Ardennes.
METZ, a town, first-class fortress and episcopal see of Germany, in the imperial province of Alsace-Lorraine, capital of (German) Lorraine, on the Moselle, 99 m.
Metz also possesses several learned societies, charitable institutions and schools, and a military academy.
As a fortress, Metz has always been of the highest importance, and throughout history down to 1870 it had never succumbed to an enemy, thus earning for itself the name of La pucelle.
43) show Metz as it was about 'goo; in the years following a new outer chain of defences was constructed, which extends as far as Thionville on the north side and has its centre in front of Metz on the Gravelotte battleground.
- Metz, the Roman Divodurum, was the chief town of the Mediomatrici, and was also called by the Romans Mediomatrica, a name from which the present form has been derived by contraction.
Under the Roman emperors Metz was connected by military roads with Toul, Langres, Lyons, Strassburg, Verdun, Reims and Trier.
On the partition of the Carolingian realms in 843 Metz fell to the share of the emperor Lothair I.
Metz acquired the privileges of a free imperial town in the 13th century, and soon attained great commercial prosperity.
At the peace of Westphalia in 1648 Metz, with Toul and Verdun, was formally ceded to France, in whose possession it remained for upwards of two centuries.
The battles of August 1870, and the investment and capture of the army of Metz which followed, are described below.
By the peace of Frankfort on the 10th of May 1871 Metz was again united to the German Empire.
See Westphal, Geschichte der Stadt Metz (1875-1877); Georg Lang, Metz and seine Umgebungen (1883), the Statistisch-topographisches Handbuch fiir Lothringen; Albers, Geschichte der Stadt Metz (Metz, 1902); G.
Prost, Etudes sur l'histoire de Metz (1897); and Tauber, Die Schlachtfelder von Metz (Berlin, 1902).
Armies, on the march from the Saar, were heading for the Moselle between Metz and Pont-a-Mousson, and on the morning of the 14th of August the German I.
Steinmetz) lay on and east of the French, with outposts well to the front, watching the French camps east of Metz, which were little more than 1 m.
In Metz, meanwhile, Bazaine had decided to retreat, and during the morning orders to that effect reached his corps commanders, who commenced preparations for their execution.
The convex slopes falling from the Prussian position towards Metz gave plenty of cover to the French, and the setting sun shone full in the faces of the Prussian artillerymen.
Fortunately for the Prussians, Bazaine had issued similar orders to his subordinates, who, having their men better in hand, were able to obey; and as night began to close in the French broke off the action and retired under the guns of the Metz forts, convinced that at last they had "broken the spell" of German success.
Corps, away to the south-westward, for support, he determined Metz Battlefields (Western) ' 'Scale.
The 38th brigade began its advance on the north-west corner of the Tronville copses, this direction taking them diagonally across the front Metz Battlefields (Eastern) Scale.
Scrub and woods with dense undergrowth line both its banks, and, except by the great chaussee from Metz to Verdun, access to the French side becomes impossible to troops in ordered bodies.
At daybreak on the morning of the 18th the royal headquarters (which now for the first time arrived at the front) still had no certain knowledge as to whether the French main army was in retreat - covered by the force which they could see on the high ground north of the Metz road - or whether they had taken up a position in order to fight.
Corps, being left in observation of the troops visible on their front and of the garrison of Metz itself.
Corps was kept back beyond the Moselle on the east side of Metz, the II.
North of the Metz road), determined to attack with the IX.
The confusion in and around St Privat, where troops from four several corps were all intermingled, became so extreme that no further infantry-advance could be attempted; so under cover of the fierce artillery duel the remnants of the unfortunate 6th corps drifted away towards Metz down the many ravines leading into the river valley.
Both corps took as their primary objective the farms of St Hubert and Point du Jour, standing just above the defile made by the Verdun-Metz road where it climbs out of the Mance ravine towards the French position.
The Investment of Metz (Aug.
Meanwhile, the French in Metz had been diligently at work.
The idea was even mooted of damming up the river near Hauconcourt, and thus, flooding out the whole of the civil population of Metz; but expert civil engineers, who were sent for from Germany, reported against the proposal.
As time wore on the conditions in Metz and the surrounding camps became deplorable.
On the recognition of this fact negotiations for the capitulation of Metz were begun on the 13th of October, and on the 14th the Army of the Rhine surrendered.
The investment of Metz had lasted 54 days, and the deathroll of the civil population had risen to 3587 against 1200 in the corresponding period of a normal year.
But in the annals of Metz and Moissac, the coronation is stated to have taken place in the year 801, and his death in 813.
He entered the army, saw much service in Algeria (1862), and took part in the fighting around Metz in 1870.
On the surrender of Metz, he was sent as a prisoner of war to Aix-la-Chapelle, whence he returned in time to assist at the capture of Paris from the Commune.
In 1552, when the king left the kingdom for the campaign of Metz, she was nominated regent, but with very limited powers.
Of Metz on the railway to Noveant.
He also administered the diocese of Metz, and was nominated to that of Marseilles in 1621, but illhealth obliged him here to take a coadjutor.
The necessary three days' warning of the French concentration they felt certain they would obtain, for Napoleon's troops were at this juncture distributed over an area (Lille-Metz-Paris) of 175 m.
Corps from Metz, having the longest distance to go, started first (on June 6), and soon the whole army was The in motion for the selected points of concentration, French every effort being made to hide the movements of the concen.