- a former province in E France: once a part of Burgundy.
Examples from the Web for franche-comte
Historical Examples of franche-comte
In the month of August he went to Franche-Comte, where he spent a month.What is Property?
P. J. Proudhon
Pichegru belonged to an agricultural family of Franche-Comte.Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete
Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
I took refuge in Franche-Comte at first, and there I lived for some time by the toil of my hands.Les Misrables
He repaired this disgrace by a second conquest, in person, of Franche-Comte, which this time was preserved by France.The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete
Duc de Saint-Simon
- a region of E France, covering the Jura and the low country east of the Saône: part of the Kingdom of Burgundy (6th century ad –1137); autonomous as the Free County of Burgundy (1137–1384); under Burgundian rule again (1384–1477) and Hapsburg rule (1493–1674); annexed by France (1678)