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Title: Brienne-le-Château  
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Subject: Étienne Marie Antoine Champion de Nansouty, Gratien Le Père, Gaëtane Thiney, Lucien Bonaparte, Military career of Napoleon Bonaparte
Collection: Communes of Aube, Palaces and Residences of Napoleon
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Brienne-le-Château is a commune in the Aube department in north-central France. It is located from the right bank of the Aube River and 26 miles northeast of Troyes.


It was the centre of the medieval County of Brienne, whose lords, first counts and eventually dukes, had a claim to the Kingdom of Jerusalem which never materialized, though many claimed the title. The École de Brienne was established in 1730 and remained active until it was closed in 1790. It is currently a museum. Notable students included:

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