Boufflers

Boufflers

Boufflers, Louis François, duc de, 1644-1711, marshal and peer of France. He served under the French commanders François de Créquy and the vicomte de Turenne. King Louis XIV created him a duke in 1694. His best-known exploits are his defense of Namur (1695) in the War of the Grand Alliance; and in the War of the Spanish Succession his defense of Lille against the duke of Marlborough and Prince Eugene (1708), and his skillful retreat from the field of Malplaquet (1709).
Boufflers is a commune in the Somme département in the Picardie region of France.

Geography

Situated on the D224 road, on the banks of the river Authie, the border with the Pas-de-Calais, some 22 miles northeast of Abbeville.

Population

Population Growth
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
156 171 135 135 126 129
Census count starting from 1962 : Population without double counting

See also

Communes of the Somme department

External links

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Notes

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