Fraissinet-de-Lozère

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Fraissinet-de-Lozère
Buildings in Fraissinet-de-Lozère
Buildings in Fraissinet-de-Lozère
Fraissinet-de-Lozère is located in France
Fraissinet-de-Lozère
Fraissinet-de-Lozère
Coordinates: 44°22′31″N 3°42′05″E / 44.3753°N 3.7014°E / 44.3753; 3.7014Coordinates: 44°22′31″N 3°42′05″E / 44.3753°N 3.7014°E / 44.3753; 3.7014
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Lozère
Arrondissement Florac
Canton Le Pont-de-Montvert
Intercommunality Cévennes au Mont Lozère
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Pierre Allier[1]
Area1 38.58 km2 (14.90 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 190
 • Density 4.9/km2 (13/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 48066 / 48220
Elevation 669–1,699 m (2,195–5,574 ft)
(avg. 1,060 m or 3,480 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Fraissinet-de-Lozère is a commune in the Lozère department in southern France.

History[edit]

Fraissinet-de-Lozère was one of the earliest communities of Huguenots in France.

After the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685 by the Edict of Fontainebleau, several people from Fraissinet-de-Lozère fled to England or the Dutch Republic. They kept in touch with their family, though, even during the Nine Years' War (1688-1697). They managed to maintain networks, so that people, money and information would come and go from Cévennes to the Dutch Republic. An account of the Battles of Barfleur and La Hogue (1692) elaborated by Dutch propaganda, very critical against Louis XIV, was thus sent and kept by the main characters of the Rouvière family, one of the most powerful groups of the village. This could mean that "newly converted" dit not plainly support their king.[2]

During the War of the Camisards, it was very close to the birthplace of the revolt, the village of Le Pont-de-Montvert. Nevertheless, the village remained loyal to the king, though it received no special treatment, and was burned down by the troops as other Protestant villages of the Cévennes in 1703.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Site du conseil général de la Lozère
  2. ^ Stéphane Haffemayer et Ghislain Baury, "La bataille de La Hougue, de la Hollande aux Cévennes (1692)", Des galères méditerranéennes aux rivages normands. Recueil d'études en hommage à André Zysberg, (Cahier des Annales de Normandie, 36) Caen, CRHQ, 2011, p. 507-525.
  3. ^ Ghislain Baury, La dynastie Rouvière de Fraissinet-de-Lozère. Les élites villageoises dans les Cévennes protestantes d'après un fonds d'archives inédit (1403-1908), t. 1: La chronique, t. 2: L'inventaire, Sète, Les Nouvelles Presses du Languedoc, 2011, http://sites.google.com/site/dynastierouviere/