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Dauphine shieldDauphine

(dō-fē-nā´) (pron: doe-fee-nay))

Capital: Grenoble (pron: gruh-no-buhl)
French annexation: 1349

This “quartered” shield represents the royal banner of France (fluers-de-lys) and the Dauphin (dolphin—“king of fishes”), eldest son of the French king and ruler of the province.

Dauphine provincial map