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VILLERS LA VILLE

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Originally appearing in Volume V28, Page 86 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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VILLERS LA VILLE, a town of Belgium in the province of Brabant, 2 M. E. of Quatre Bras, with a station on the direct line from Louvain to Charleroi. Pop. (1904) 1166. It is chiefly interesting on account of the fine ruins of the Cistercian abbey of Villers founded in 1147 and destroyed by the French republicans in 1795. In the ruined church attached to the abbey are still to be seen the tombstones of several dukes of Brabant of the 13th and 14th centuries.
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