French Louisiana

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French + Louisiana (from French Louisiane, after French 'Sun king' Louis XIV)

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French Louisiana

  1. Name for the French vast colony Louisiana (Louisiane in French) in the present USA, part of New France (Nouvelle France in French; with Canada), temporarily lost to and regained from Spain (1762-1801/3), until its sale in 1803 by French emperor Napoleon I Bonaparte to the USA in the so-called Louisiana Purchase (1803)



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