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Acigné

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Country  France
Department  Ille-et-Vilaine
Intercommunality  Rennes Métropole
Area  29.55 km²
Arrondissement  Rennes
Region  Brittany
Canton  Liffré
Population (2014)  6,398
Local time  Wednesday 11:10 AM
Acigné
Weather  9°C, Wind S at 26 km/h, 97% Humidity

Acigné (Gallo: Aczeinyae) is a commune in the Ille-et-Vilaine department in Brittany in northwestern France.

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Map of Acign%C3%A9, France

History

Evidences of ancient occupation of the site go back to 3500 BCE.

The areas was evangelized by Martin of Tours or his disciples in the 4th century.

In 1010, Rivallon, Baron of Vitré ceded the territory of Acigné to his son Renaud. This dynasty lasted until the 16th century, when the line ended with the marriage of Judith d'Acigné to the marshall of Cossé-Brissac.

From th 11th to the 18th centuries, part of the territory of the commune belonged to the Abbeys of Saint Melaine and Saint Georges in Rennes.

In 1234, the castle was destroyed by the Duke of Brittany, Pierre Mauclerc to punish Alain d'Acigné for having sided with the king of France (Louis IX) against him.

During the French Revolution, the village sided with its clergy and was punished by being sacked by a troup of national guard in 1792.

Population

Industrialization brought a marked exodus during the 19th and 20th centuries. However, in the 1970s, this trend was reversed, and the population again increased.

Inhabitants of Acigné are called Acignolais in French.

References

Acigné Wikipedia


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