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Dauphine, an ancient French province in the old kingdom of Burgundy, divided into Upper and Lower, and making up what are now the departments of Isere, Hautes Alpes, and part of Drome, lying between Savoy and Provence on N. and S., and Piedmont and the Rhone on E. and W. The capital was Grenoble. From 1032 to 1043 the province was German.