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Creuzot, Le, an important manufacturing town in the department of the Saone-et-Loire, France, 14 miles S. of Autun. It derives its prosperity from the neighbouring coal-fields, and as early as 1777 had become the centre of large iron and glass industries. The great rise of the town dates, however, from 1837, when M. Schneider established here his locomotive factory, that has grown to be the most extensive enterprise of the kind in all France.