Laon is a city in the Picardy region of northern France. It was established by the Romans sometime around 50 B.C.

Today, it is noted for its rich history, with countless medieval-era buildings inside the city.

People Born in Laon

Charles, Duke of Lower Lorraine

Laon in People's Lives

Charles, Duke of Lower Lorraine: I was born here in 953, and invaded this city in 978 to take the crown by force from my brother Lothair of France. I was crowned King of France here, but was driven out by my brother's armies only three months later.

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