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Chateau Thierry: An historic town in France, situated on the Marne, 59 miles northeast of Paris. It takes its name from the ruins on nearby heights of a castle said to have been founded about 720 by Charles Martel in honor of Thierry IV. Its strategic position has exposed it to a long series of disasters in war. Chateau Thierry was captured by the English in 1421, by Charles V. in 1545, by the Spanish in 1591, suffered pillage in the Fronde wars, 1652, and was severely damaged in the Napoleonic campaign of 1814. The town w