Editors. "French take Venaissin and Avignon". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011
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Louis XIV declares Venaissin, the region surrounding the town of Avignon, to be united with France after a quarrel with the Pope, and also seizes the town of Avignon itself.