- a department in N France. 699 sq. mi. (1810 sq. km). Capital: Évry.
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Examples from the Web for essonne
He, on this, conceiving himself to be secure of the attachment of his soldiery, gave orders for advancing headquarters to Essonne.The History of Napoleon Buonaparte
John Gibson Lockhart
Another Celtic name for water, esca is seen in the Ouche, the Essonne.Philosophic Nights In Paris
Remy De Gourmont
(p. 278) At eleven o'clock he dictated to me the orders of the day; and these orders announced, that we should sleep at Essonne.Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. I
Fleury de Chaboulon.
After supper the Marshal rejoined his corps at Essonne, and six hours after the Emperor arrived there to visit the lines.
These officers joined the Emperor and the Marshal as they were proceeding up the banks of the river at Essonne.
- a department of N France, south of Paris in Île-de-France region: formed in 1964. Capital: Évry. Pop: 1 153 434 (2003 est). Area: 1811 sq km (706 sq miles)
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