Franche-Comté

[frahnsh-kawn-tey]
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Franche-Comté

noun
  1. 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)
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