Chapter II (13-47) summarizes the historical background: Aix-la-Chapelle
was an imperial town until the army of the French revolution conquered it in 1792, French until Napoleon's defeat at Leipzig, and Prussian from then onwards.
The Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars diverted naval escorts from the corsair risk and allowed their activity to resume to the point where its elimination (and that of its counterparts in Greek and Caribbean waters) was on the agenda of the international conferences in Vienna and Aix-la-Chapelle
The entries do, indeed, come from a very wide range: the first entry is Aachen or Aix-la-Chapelle
because Irish scholars arrived there in the ninth century.
These were relatively insignificant matters, and the failure of the commission to resolve them tends to support the general view that the settlement at Aix-la-Chapelle
was basically a pause, not a peace.
This was the year in which the treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle
concluded a seven-year war, the 'War of the Austrian Succession', among various European powers, including France and England.
50 Charles V (1500-58) was elected emperor on 28 June 1519, crowned at Aix-la-Chapelle
on 23 October 1520, named King of the Lombards in Bologna on 22 February 1530, and received the imperial crown there two days later from Clement VII.
Belgacom is active in the Netherlands (under the name of Ben), in France (Belgacom France) and in the Euregion including Maastricht, Heerlen, Aix-la-Chapelle
, Hasselt and Liege (Tritone Telecom).
As the Aix-la-Chapelle
of French vernacular song and story, it also retained huge significance for the French as the seat of `their' Charlemagne.