Saint-Thierry

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Saint-Thierry
Commune
Saint-Thierry is located in France
Saint-Thierry
Saint-Thierry
Location within Grand Est region
Saint-Thierry is located in Grand Est
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
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentMarne
ArrondissementReims
CantonBourgogne
IntercommunalityCU Grand Reims
Government
 • MayorMichel Bernard
Area17.59 km2 (2.93 sq mi)
Population (1999)2572
 • Density75/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code51518 /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 16 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.