Poitou-Charentesball is a regionball of Franceball.
History[edit | edit source]
Poitouball is a historic region in west central France. Poitiersball, the capital of the region, is its chief city, although the port of La Rochelleball, capital of the province of Aunisball, rivals it in economic importance. Farming is important to the economy; wheat, corn and cattle are farmed. Industries produce machinery, chemicals and dairy products.
The region's first known inhabitants, the Pictavi, a Gallic tribe, were conquered in 56 BC by the Romans, who then incorporated the area into Gaul as part of the province of Aquitaniaball. The Visigoths seized the region in 418 AD, but it passed to the Franks in 507. In 732 or 733, Charles Martel brought the Muslim invasion of Western Europe to a standstill by his victory in the Battle of Poitiers. From the 10th to the mid-12th century, the counts of Poitou were also the dukes of Aquitaine, and the city of Poitiers grew in importance. In 1152, Poitouball came under English control through the marriage of Eleanor of Aquitaine to Henry II (later king of England). The region was reunited with the French crown in 1416 and was a province of France until the Revolution (1789–95), when it was divided into three departments, Vienneball, Deux-Sèvresball, and Vendéeball.
Françoise-Athénaïs, marquise de Montespan was born in the area in 1640 (d 1707). She was the famous mistress to Louis XIV; Some of their descendants are still alive today. On January 1st, 2016, he merged with two other regions and made Nouvelle-Aquitaineball. He is now just a region without autonomy but is still considered to be a place.
How to draw[edit | edit source]
Draw Poitou-Charentesball is almost easy:
- Color the basic circle shape of this red
- Draw five yellow castles with three towers
- Draw the eyes and you've finished.
Gallery[edit | edit source]