Saint-Thierry

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Saint-Thierry
Saint-Thierry is located in France
Saint-Thierry
Saint-Thierry
Coordinates: 49°18′15″N 3°57′52″E / 49.3042°N 3.9644°E / 49.3042; 3.9644Coordinates: 49°18′15″N 3°57′52″E / 49.3042°N 3.9644°E / 49.3042; 3.9644
Country France
Region Champagne-Ardenne
Department Marne
Arrondissement Reims
Canton Bourgogne
Government
 • Mayor Michel Bernard
Area1 7.59 km2 (2.93 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 572
 • Density 75/km2 (200/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 51518 / 51220

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.

Saint-Thierry is a commune in the Marne department in north-eastern France.

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History[edit]

William of Saint-Thierry was elected abbot here in 1119. It was here that he wrote De natura et dignitate amoris (“On the Nature and Dignity of Love”) and De contemplando Deo (“On the Contemplation of God”).[1] On 16th April, 1917 Saint-Thierry was the site of one of the soviets of the Russian Revolution when soldiers of the 1st Brigade of the Russian Expeditionary Force in France formed a soldiers committee on learning of the February Revolution.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "William of Saint-Thierry". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Clément, Robert. "La Brigade Russ a Courcy". Retrieved 31 August 2014.