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It was founded sometime before the 4th Century, and was then known as "Iculisma." Toward the end of the Roman Empire, it became a profitable merchant town.
Today, Angouleme is known for its flowers, cathedral, history, architecture, fairs, and events.
People Born in Angouleme
Angouleme in People's Lives
John Calvin: After being implicated as a humanist in 1533, I was forced to go into hiding and flee from Paris. This was the first city that I sought refuge in, staying with a loyal friend. Conditions worsened, however, and I was forced to flee France altogether in 1534, journeying to the more progressive city of Basel.