Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Montargis

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MONTARGIS (ng-tär-zhē'), a town in the French department of Loiret, 47 miles E. by N. of Orleans. Here in 1371 is said to have occurred the famous judicial combat between the “dog of Montargis” and Macaire, its master's murderer. The dog not only showed the spot in the forest of Bondy where its dead master was buried, but singled out the murderer. Pop. about 11,000.