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Bretigny, a French hamlet, in the arrondissement of Eure and Loire, from five to six miles S.E. of Chartres, and 20 miles S. of Paris. Here in 1360 was signed the treaty by which King John II. of France recovered his liberty, after four years' imprisonment in England, Edward III. abandoning his claim to the throne of France upon condition of receiving a heavy ransom, and of having his rights to the English possessions in France recognised.