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Chaumont

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Chaumont is a commune of France, and the capital (or préfecture) of the Haute-Marne department., it has a population of 23,011.The city stands on the river Marne and is situated on the railway linking Paris and Basel, which runs over a 52m tall and 600m long viaduct built in 1856.HistoryHistorically the seat of the Counts of Bassigny and later of Champagne, Chaumont was the venue of an offensive treaty against Napoleon I signed by the United Kingdom, Austria, Prussia, and Russia in 1814. Chaumont was bombed in 1940 and 1944 during World War II. From 1951 to 1967, the United States Air Force under NATO operated the Chaumont-Semoutiers Air Base on the outskirts of the city.People Edme Bouchardon (1698–1762), sculptor Lucie Décosse (born 1981), judo player Nicole Rieu (born 1949), singer and director Luc Chatel (born 1964), politician Denis Decrès (1761–1820), Minister of the French Navy Jean Masson (1907–1964), politician Louise Michel (1830–1905), anarchist Christian Pineau (1904–1995), politicianAndré Godard (1881-1965), architect and archaeologist
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