Compiègne is a commune in the Oise département of France, of which it is a sous-préfecture. The city is located along the Oise River. Population: 43,380.


665 Saint Wilfrid consecrated Bishop of York.

February 888 - Odo, Count of Paris and king of the Franks was crowned in Compiègne.

May 23, 1430 - During the Hundred Years' War, Joan of Arc was captured by the Burgundians while attempting to free Compiègne.

1630 - Marie de Medici's attempts to displace Richelieu ultimately led to her exile to Compiègne, from where she escaped to Brussels in 1631.

November 11, 1918 - The fighting of WWI ended with an armistice agreed at Compiègne.

1968 - The starting location of the Paris-Roubaix bicycle race was changed from Paris to Compiègne.

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