Excellentium familiarum in Gallia genealogiae
Jacob Wilhelm Imhof
https://books.google.de/books?id=-d8-AA ... le&f=false
... has a genealogical table of the Viefville family, difficult to read. In the accompanying Latin text (265-267) further details are given. It seems, that this text has influenced the Dutch article.
picture presents state of 15th century
Johannes van Viefville, was "stadhouder van Artois", likely a sort of gouverneur and in political matters the most important man of the region. He had two sons and these both manifested 2 different genealogical lines ... one in Burgundy (Gauninius) and the other in France (Rogerius).
Originally a feudal county itself, Artois was annexed by the county of Flanders. It came to France in 1180 as a dowry of a Flemish princess, Isabelle of Hainaut, and was again made a separate county in 1237 for Robert, a grandson of Isabelle. Through inheritance, Artois came under the rule of the dukes of Burgundy in 1384. At the death of the fourth duke, Charles the Bold, Artois was inherited by the Habsburgs  and passed to the dynasty's Spanish line. After the religious revolts of 1566 in the Netherlands, Artois briefly entered the Dutch Revolt in 1576, participating in the Pacification of Ghent until it formed the Union of Atrecht in 1579.
After the Union of Atrecht, Artois and Hainaut (Dutch: Henegouwen) reached a separate agreement with Philip II. Artois remained with the Spanish Netherlands until it was conquered by the French during the Thirty Years War . The annexation was acknowledged during the Treaty of the Pyrenees in 1659, and it became a French province. Artois had already been largely French-speaking, but it was part of the Southern Netherlands until the French annexation.
One key scene of 1477 is this ...
Anthony, bastard of Burgundy or "Le grand bâtard"
... born as son of Philippe the good in 1421 and so much older than Charles the bold of Burgundy (* 1433), somehow the second important man in the state of Burgundy since 1467.
In 1476–1477, he fought alongside Charles the Bold at the three great battles of Grandson, Murten and Nancy, and was taken hostage at the end of the latter by René II, Duke of Lorraine, and delivered to the King of France, who was anxious that Burgundy should never again rebel. But Antoine had no interest in making trouble, and he offered Louis his services to help stabilize the precarious political situation. He was instrumental in arranging the marriage of Duchess Mary, his niece and only child and successor of Charles the Bold, to Maximilian of Austria.
Anthony was married to the heiress of the Viefville possessions in Burgundy.
The French line became of importance, finally reaching the state of 1650-53, which is interesting for the production of the Vieville Tarot.
Charles I de la Vieuville
... has a wikipedia article.
At the 26. December 1651 the regions Nogent Artoud-sur-Marne and St. Martin d'Ablois were contracted to build the new duchy Vieuville to honor Charles I de la Vieuville.
Charles I. Coskaer, marquis and later duc de La Vieuville (1582-9 January 1653) was an important French noble and Superintendent of Finances of France from 1623 to 1624 and once again from 1651 to 1653 .
He descended from the dynasty of the seigneurs of La Vieuville and was the son of Robert, seigneur de La Vieuville. Being a grandnephew to a finance minister of both Henry III and Henry IV he had good connections at court. He started his career being Captain of the Garde Écossaise, where he quickly rose to favour of the king, so that already in 1619 he became a knight of the king's orders. As the year 1623 passed, the king (who always sought an effective model of governance) found virtually all his major advisors (like Brûlart and Puysieux) and his previous superintendent, Henri de Schomberg, ineffective. This resulted partly because of an inclination towards Spain, the deadly enemy of France, by some of the ministers, as well as the inability of the military man Schomberg of governing the finances. This vacuum of power was filled by the trusted captain of the king's guards. During the years he was superintendent, and due to the fact that he was the king's only advisor, he had a very important role at the French court. His views went quite well with Louis XIII's bon français views. It was him who advised the king to side with the Dutch and who had the idea to interfere directly in the Bündner Wirren. Yet afterwards he didn't prove to fulfill quite what Louis XIII expected and Louis XIII became very disappointed with him. This was due to the fact that La Vieuville had grown very arrogant and incompetent and because members of his family were very corrupt. Another factor was that Cardinal Richelieu who had just entered the Royal Council, had previously published various pamphlets and spread several rumours against his rival La Vieuville, in order to become the king's advisor himself. Finally, he should have been executed, yet he fled from France to the Spanish Netherlands. Later in Louis XIII's reign he was pardoned and returned to France, eventually becoming superintendent once more during Louis XIV's early reign.
... according ...
Grosses vollständiges Universal Lexicon aller Wissenschaften und Künste, welche bisshero durch menschlichen Verstand und Witz erfunden und verbessert worden, Band 48 (1746)
https://books.google.de/books?id=0_xfAA ... le&f=false
The both regions are located between Paris and Reims.
Definitely this was a reason for celebration in the Vieuville family.
Description of the Vieuville scandal in 1623/24, which Charles de la Vieuville led to prison with an escape one year later ...
The Life of Marie de Medicis, Queen of France
Cambridge University Press, 28.10.2010 - 622 Seiten
https://books.google.de/books?id=fzhcZb ... 20&f=false