10 Amazing Facts About Amboise

Facts About Amboise:

  1. The city is famous for the Clos Lucé manor house where Leonardo da Vinci lived and ultimately died at the invitation of King Francis I of France.
  2. Amboise is twinned with: Boppard, Germany; Fana, Mali; Suwa, Japan; Vinci, Italy; Baleni, Romania.
  3. The town was first mentioned in 504 as Ambatia.
  4. Amboise was the first part of the possessions of the counts of Anjou. and then belong to the famous house of Amboise From 1431 on the castle belonged to the Crown.
  5. The Population of Amboise as of 2015 is 13,119. 
  6. During 2019, the 500th anniversary of Da Vinci’s death, Amboise held many events celebrating the master’s life and his work completed in the town.
  7. Today Amboise is a small market town, it was once home of the French royal court.
  8. Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France.
  9. Charles VIII of France was born in Château Royal d’Amboise, Amboise on 30th of June 1470, and died on 7 April 1498, in Château Royal d’Amboise, Amboise.
  10. The Amboise conspiracy was the conspiracy of Condé and the Huguenots in 1560 against Francis II, Catherine de’ Medici, and the Guises.
 

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