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
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.