In the 19th century, Corbeil-Essonnes was a centre of the flour-milling industry; Essonnes also had notable papermills.
William de Corbeil (died 1136), became archbishop of Canterbury, but nothing is known for certain about his parentage. The Gothic church was built in the tenth century and rebuilt in the fifteenth century. Before the expulsion of the Jews Corbeil had a flourishing Jewish community, which numbered thirteenth-century scholars Isaac ben Joseph of Corbeil and Perez ben Elijah. Peter of Corbeil (died 1222) was the teacher of Lotario de' Conti, who became pope as Innocent III.
Representatives of the king of France signed two treaties of Corbeil were signed in the town, the Treaty of Corbeil (1258) between France and Aragon and the Treaty of Corbeil (1326) between France and Scotland.
Corbeil was besieged by the Duke of Burgundy in 1418. The Protestants of France attacked it in 1562 amidst the religious war called the First Civil War. In 1590 General Alessandro Farnese came to the assistance of the Catholics in France and fought at Corbeil.
Inhabitants of Corbeil-Essonnes are known as Corbeil-Essonnois.
Corbeil company's fireplaces burn gelled fuel. (Corbeil-based Magnum Industries Inc.)(Report on Construction) (company profile)
May 01, 1991; Corbeil company's fireplaces burn gelled fuel Magnum Industries Inc., a five-year-old Corbeil-based company, claims...