Attigny, Ardennes


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The canal des Ardennes at Attigny
Coat of arms of Attigny
Attigny is located in France
Country France
Region Champagne-Ardenne
Department Ardennes
Arrondissement Vouziers
Canton Attigny
Mayor Noëlle Bourgeois
Elevation 77–133 m (253–436 ft)
(avg. 83 m/272 ft)
Land area1 11.46 km2 (4.42 sq mi)
Population2 1,195  (2008)
 - Density 104 /km2 (270 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 08025/ 08130
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Coordinates: 49°28′42″N 4°34′42″E / 49.4783333333°N 4.57833333333°E / 49.4783333333; 4.57833333333

Attigny is a commune on the river Aisne in the arrondissement of Vouziers in the département of Ardennes in the Champagne-Ardenne region in northern France.


Councils of Attigny

In 765, St. Chrodegang of Metz and thirty-seven other bishops mutually promised in an assembly held at the royal residence of Attigny, near Vouziers (Ardennes) that after the death of each the survivors would cause the psalter to be said one hundred times and would have one hundred Masses celebrated for the repose of the soul of the departed. Each one would also say thirty Masses for the same intention.

In 785, Charlemagne held a council at Attigny. Widukind and Aboin, two conquered Saxon kings, presented themselves for instruction and were baptized.

Louis the Pious doing penance at Attigny in 822

In 822, Pope Paschal I was present at a Council of Attigny, convened for the reconciliation of the emperor Louis the Pious with his three younger brothers, Hugo, Drogo and Theodoric, whom he had caused to be violently tortured and whom he had intended to put to death. In the council he confessed publicly his wrong-doing; also the violence practiced by him on his nephew, Bernard, King of Italy, and his brother, the Abbot, Adelard Wala, and proposed to perform public penance in imitation of the emperor Theodosius I. He also exhibited an earnest desire to correct abuses arising from the negligence of the bishops and the nobles and confirmed the rule (Aquensis Regula) that the Council of Aachen had drawn up in 816 for canons and monks.

In 870, thirty bishops and six archbishops met at Attigny, to pass Judgment on Karlomann, the king's son, made an ecclesiastic at an early age, and accused by his father of conspiring against his life and throne. He was deprived of his abbeys and imprisoned at Senlis.

In the council of 875, Hincmar, Bishop of Laon appealed to the pope from his uncle, Hincmar, Archbishop of Reims.


Historical population of Attigny, Ardennes
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2008
1525 1536 1445 1265 1216 1200 1195


Monument for the 18th infantry regiment

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