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Weights and Measurements:

The 100 Pounds Weight of Various Countries in Equivalent French Pounds

The following table shows the equivalent 100 pound weight in various countries to the French 100 livres weight.


Location
Equivalent French Pounds
Amsterdam
100 pounds
Antwerp
94 pounds 12 ounces
Besancon
100 pounds
Bourdeaux
100 pounds
Cadiz
93 pounds 14 ounces
Frankfurt
102 pounds
Geneva
112 pounds 6 ounces
Genoa
66 pounds 2/3 ounces
Hamburg
98 pounds
Larochelle
101 pounds
Languedoc
24 pounds 12 ounces
Leghorn
69 pounds
Leipzig
95 pounds
Liege
95 pounds
Lisbon
87 pounds 8 ounces
London
91 pounds 8 ounces
Lyons
86 pounds
Marseilles
81 pounds
Milan
59 pounds
Naples
59 pounds
Provence
81 pounds
Rouen
104 pounds
Seville
93 pounds 14 ounces
Strasbourg
94 pounds 12 ounces
Toulouse
24 pounds 12 ounces
Venice
60 pounds
 
Sources:

Tousard, Louis de. American Artillerist's Companion or Elements of Artillery Vol. 1 New York: Greenwood Press; 1969. Pages 117


Placed on the Napoleon Series: August 2003

 

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