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JOHN LOUDOUN

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Originally appearing in Volume V17, Page 28 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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JOHN LOUDOUN 'CAMPBELL, 1ST EARL OF (1598-1663), Scottish politician, eldest son of Sir James Campbell of Lawers, became Baron Loudoun in right of his wife Margaret, grand- Theophraste Renaudot (d. 1653), founder of the Gazette de France, was born at Loudun, where there is a statue of him. The manufacture of lace and upholstery trimming and of farm implements is carried on, and there is a considerable trade in agricultural products, wine, &c. Loudun (Laudanum in ancient times) was a town of importance during the religious wars and gave its name in 1616 to a treaty favourable to the Protestants.
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