Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Cambrai, a fortified town of France in the department of the Nord, is situated on the Scheldt. It is the seat of an archbishop, and among its chief buildings are the cathedral, in which is a monument to Fenelon, a former archbishop; the archiepiscopal palace, town hall, and public library. Cambrai has long been celebrated for its fine linen fabrics, thence called cambrics. It was the Camaricum of the Romans, and one of the chief cities of the Nervii. The League of Cambrai was formed here in 1508, and was a pact between Louis XII. of France, the German Emperor Maximilian, and Ferdinand of Spain, joined in 1509 by Pope Julius II., against the republic of Venice.