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The canal des Ardennes at Attigny
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Noëlle Bourgeois|
|• Land1||11.46 km2 (4.42 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||100/km2 (270/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||08025 / 08130|
|Elevation||77–133 m (253–436 ft)
(avg. 83 m or 272 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.
Councils of Attigny
In 765, St. Chrodegang of Metz and thirty-seven other bishops mutually promised in an assembly held at the royal residence of Attigny, near Vouziers (Ardennes) that after the death of each the survivors would cause the psalter to be said one hundred times and would have one hundred Masses celebrated for the repose of the soul of the departed. Each one would also say thirty Masses for the same intention.
In 822, Pope Paschal I was present at a Council of Attigny, convened for the reconciliation of the emperor Louis the Pious with his three younger brothers, Hugo, Drogo and Theodoric, whom he had caused to be violently tortured and whom he had intended to put to death. In the council he confessed publicly his wrongdoing; also the violence practiced by him on his nephew, Bernard, King of Italy, and his brother, the Abbot, Adelard Wala, and proposed to perform public penance in imitation of the emperor Theodosius I. He also exhibited an earnest desire to correct abuses arising from the negligence of the bishops and the nobles and confirmed the rule (Aquensis Regula) that the Council of Aachen had drawn up in 816 for canons and monks.
In 870, thirty bishops and six archbishops met at Attigny, to pass Judgment on Karlomann, the king's son, made an ecclesiastic at an early age, and accused by his father of conspiring against his life and throne. He was deprived of his abbeys and imprisoned at Senlis.
- Chilperic II died in Attigny.
- It was the birthplace of Victor Noir.
- André Dhôtel (1900-1991), French writer, was born in Attigny.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Councils of Attigny". Catholic Encyclopedia. Robert Appleton Company.
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