French colonial livre

French colonial livre

The livre was the currency of various French colonies until the early 19th century. It was subdivided into 20 sous, each of 12 deniers. It was mostly issued in paper money form and was generally linked to the French livre at the rate of 1½ colonial livres = 1 French livre. Colonies where it was used include French Guiana, Guadeloupe (see Guadeloupe livre), Haiti, Martinique, Mauritius, New France (see New France livre) and Réunion. [ [] ]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Livre — A livre can be: *French livre, one of a number of obsolete units of currency of France; *livre tournois, one particular obsolete unit of currency of France; *livre parisis, another particular obsolete unit of currency of France; *French colonial… …   Wikipedia

  • FRENCH LITERATURE — Biblical and Hebraic Influences The influence of the Hebrew Bible and other Jewish writings on early French literature is limited. With the exception of the 12th century Jeu d Adam, an Anglo Norman verse play, and the 15th century Mistère du Viel …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • French Foreign Legion — Infobox Military Unit unit name=French Foreign Legion caption=The Legion emblem. dates=10 March 1831 present country=FRA branch=French Army type= role= size= c. 7,700 men in nine regiments and one sub unit current commander= Brigade General Louis …   Wikipedia

  • French literature — Introduction       the body of written works in the French language produced within the geographic and political boundaries of France. The French language was one of the five major Romance languages to develop from Vulgar Latin as a result of the …   Universalium

  • French cuisine — Basil salmon terrine Foie gras …   Wikipedia

  • French occupation of Santo Domingo — Infobox Former Country native name = Spanish Santo Domingo conventional long name = common name = Santo Domingo continent = North America region = Caribbean status = French Colony empire = French Empire government type = Colonial leader1 =… …   Wikipedia

  • Sino-French War — Infobox Military Conflict conflict=Sino French War 中法戰争 Guerre franco chinoise Chiến tranh Pháp Thanh partof= caption=Operations of the Sino French war (1884 1885). date=1884 1885 place=Southeast China, Taiwan, Northern Vietnam casus=… …   Wikipedia

  • New France livre — The livre was the currency of New France, the French colony in modern day Canada. It was subdivided into 20 sols, each of 12 deniers. Contents 1 History 2 Coins 3 Banknotes 4 …   Wikipedia

  • Guadeloupe livre — The livre was the currency of Guadeloupe until 1816. It was subdivided into 20 sous , each of 12 deniers , with the escalin worth 15 sous.HistoryInitially, the French livre circulated. This was supplemented by overstamped and cut coins in the… …   Wikipedia

  • Le livre noir du colonialisme — (The black book of colonialism) , written by French historian Marc Ferro, is a 2003 book containing several articles from various historians about the evils of colonialism.Marc Ferro himself wrote only the introduction and two articles, one on… …   Wikipedia