A city of east-central France at the confluence for the Rhone and Saône rivers south of Mâcon. Created in 43 B.C. as a Roman colony, it was the main city of Gaul and an important religious center following the introduction of Christianity. Its silk industry times on fifteenth century. Populace: 466,000.
Lyon, Mary Mason 1797-1849. United states educator whom founded (1837) Mount Holyoke university, the initial American establishment of higher discovering for women.