The New Student's Reference Work/Amiens
Amiens (ä' mē-ăn'), a manufacturing city of France, formerly the most important in Picardy. It possesses a venerable and famous cathedral. Population, 93,207. The well-known treaty of Amiens, which ended a war that had lasted ten years, was made by Great Britain with France, Holland and Spain in 1802. England gave up all of its conquests of the war, except Ceylon and Trinidad. France gave up Naples, and Egypt was restored to Turkey. In the Franco-German War, Amiens fell for a time into the hands of the Germans (November 1870), while the latter gained a great victory over the French Army of the Loire.