Thomaston is a town in Knox County, United States. The population was 2,781 at the 2010 census. Noted for its antique architecture, Thomaston is an old port popular with tourists; as early as 1630, a trading post was established on the eastern bank of the St. George River considered the boundary between New England and New France. In 1704, Thomas LeFebvre from Quebec bought a large tract of land along the Weskeag River on which he built a gristmill, with a house on the shoreline at what is now South Thomaston; the area became known as Thomas' Town. In 1719–1720, the old trading post was remodeled into Fort St. George, a stockaded fort protected by two blockhouses, but Abenaki Indian tribes protested the encroachment of an English fort on their territory. Instigated by the French, they attacked the garrison twice during Dummer's War in 1722 again in 1723 with a siege lasting 30 days. In response to this and other provocations, soldiers destroyed the Abenaki stronghold of Norridgewock in 1724. During the French and Indian War, to avenge for the fall of Louisbourg, on August 13, 1758 French officer Boishebert left Miramichi, New Brunswick with 400 soldiers for Fort St George.
His detachment was caught in an ambush and had to withdraw. This was Boishébert's last Acadian expedition, they went on to raid Friendship, where people were killed and others taken prisoner. Hostilities of the French and Indian Wars ceased with the 1759 Fall of Quebec. Mason Wheaton was the first permanent settler in 1763. Located at the heart of the Waldo Patent, Thomaston was incorporated from St. Georges Plantation on March 20, 1777. Many settlers arrived following the Revolutionary War in 1783. General Henry Knox built his mansion, Montpelier, at Thomaston in 1793–1794; the town prospered in the early 19th century as a ship building center. Around 1840, two of seven recorded millionaires in the United States were Thomaston sea captains. Other industries included two gristmills, two sawmills and planing mills, three sail lofts, cask manufacturing and a marble works. Lime had been manufactured here since 1734 in kilns. Thomaston is still home to Jeff's Marine, Inc. and Lyman Morse Boatbuilding, builders of custom power and sailing yachts.
Located on the St. George River, Lyman Morse Boatbuilding sits on the original site of the General Henry Knox Mansion and where wooden schooners have been built for over 200 years. Rockland and South Thomaston were set off and incorporated in 1848; the Knox and Lincoln Railroad passed through carrying freight and tourists. Thomaston was home to the Maine State Prison until 2002, when it moved to Warren and the former facility was demolished; the prison was locally famous for its shop featuring handmade wares of the prisoners and was the inspiration for the prison in the film, The Shawshank Redemption. The gift shop still exists today; the prison site had been sold to the state in 1824 by former governor William King. Today, Thomaston is a resort area with a large historic district containing Federal, Greek Revival and Italianate architecture; the town was a filming location for Thinner. In June 1875, Louis Wagner, alongside John True Gordon, were hanged on the gallows of the Maine State Prison of Thomaston.
Louis Wagner was forgotten by history until the recent book Return to Smuttynose Island and other Maine Axe Murders by Emeric Spooner. Mr. Spooner located Wagner's grave which can still be viewed in the Old Prison Cemetery on the grounds of the former prison; the Thomaston Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 11.48 square miles, of which, 10.94 square miles of it is land and 0.54 square miles is water. Thomaston is drained by Weskeag River, Mill River and Oyster River; the town is crossed by U. S. Route 1 and Maine State Route 131, it is bordered by the towns of Rockland to the northeast, South Thomaston to the south, Cushing to the southwest, Warren to the northwest. As of the census of 2010, there were 2,781 people, 1,219 households, 767 families residing in the town; the population density was 254.2 inhabitants per square mile. There were 1,385 housing units at an average density of 126.6 per square mile.
The racial makeup of the town was 97.0% White, 0.3% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.1% from other races, 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.5% of the population. There were 1,219 households of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.6% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, 37.1% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.73. The median age in the town was 44 years. 21.1% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the town was 46.9% male and 53.1% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 3,748 people, 1,436 households, 887 families residing in the town; the population density was 343.2 people per square mile. There were 1,535 housing units at an average density of 140.5 per square mile.
The racial makeup of the town was 97.81% White, 0.61% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.03% Pacific
Montpelier is a village in Williams County, United States. The population was 4,072 at the 2010 census. Montpelier was platted in 1845; the village was named after Vermont. A post office has been in operation at Montpelier since 1846. Montpelier was incorporated as a village in 1875. Montpelier is located at 41°34′59″N 84°36′15″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.93 square miles, of which 2.91 square miles is land and 0.02 square miles is water. As of the census of 2010, there were 4,072 people, 1,649 households, 1,055 families residing in the village; the population density was 1,399.3 inhabitants per square mile. There were 1,843 housing units at an average density of 633.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 96.2% White, 0.1% African American, 0.5% Native American, 1.4% Asian, 0.4% from other races, 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.4% of the population. There were 1,649 households of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.4% were married couples living together, 15.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.5% had a male householder with no wife present, 36.0% were non-families.
30.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.00. The median age in the village was 36.1 years. 26.9% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the village was 47.5% male and 52.5% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 4,320 people, 1,751 households, 1,131 families residing in the village; the population density was 1,601.0 people per square mile. There were 1,866 housing units at an average density of 691.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 96.62% White, 0.30% African American, 0.16% Native American, 1.48% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.65% from other races, 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.53% of the population. There were 1,751 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.0% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.4% were non-families.
30.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.99. In the village, the population was spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 90.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.2 males. The median income for a household in the village was $31,678, the median income for a family was $41,250. Males had a median income of $31,389 versus $21,508 for females; the per capita income for the village was $14,791. About 4.3% of families and 6.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.2% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over. SR 107 SR 576 Montpelier is a Charter Village with a strong Manager/Village Council form of government; the Village Manager position is VACANT and the Village Mayor is Steve Yagelski.
The Village of Montpelier provides citizens with central services such as water and sewer. Montpelier is provided public safety services by a full-time police department and a full-time fire chief, who commands a volunteer fire staff. Montpelier is served by the Montpelier Exempted Village School District. Montpelier Junior/Senior High School and Montpelier Elementary School share the same campus, located on the village's south side, their nickname is the Locomotives. They are a member of the Buckeye Border Conference, Toledo Area Athletic Conference for football, Northwest Ohio Athletic League for wrestling. In 2003, 2006, 2007, 2017 Montpelier won the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting competition for its municipal water supply. Montpelier triumphed over cities as diverse as Wisconsin; the Williams County Fairgrounds is located on Montpelier's east side. The Williams County Historical Museum is located on the fairgrounds. Paul Allman Siple, Antarctic explorer, with Charles F. Passel, developed the first formula and table for measuring wind chill, a term which Siple coined.
Jon A. Husted, American politician of the Republican Party who serves as Ohio Secretary of State. Village website School district website
Montpelier is a city in Blackford County, United States. This small rural community, the county's first to be platted, was established by settlers from Vermont, is named after Vermont's capital city of Montpelier. Montpelier was a central participant in the Indiana Gas Boom, as natural gas was discovered near the community in 1887. More the county's first successful oil well was drilled on the south side of Montpelier in 1890, its population grew from 808 in 1890 to about 6,500 by 1896. The Gas Boom an oil boom for Montpelier ended during the first decade of the 20th century. Like many boom towns, the city's population has never matched that of the boom years; the city's population was 1,805 at the 2010 census. However, the city's population stabilized many decades ago, the community has multiple industries and an active community association. Montpelier is located near the former Godfroy Indian Reservation, a statue of an Indian is featured prominently in the downtown district. In 1836 and 1837, several groups of settlers from Vermont moved to East Central Indiana, settled on the high ground on the south side of the Salamonie River.
Abel Baldwin, a veteran of the War of 1812, was the leader of this group of Vermont natives. They named their community Montpelier, after the capital of their original home state. Baldwin and his son-in-law, civil engineer John Cook, surveyed the area in 1836, it was platted on September 5, 1837; the original plat had 16 blocks with a total of 154 lots. At the time Montpelier was settled, it was part of Jay County; the western portion of Jay County was split away in 1838 to form Blackford County. Montpelier was not the first community in what would become Blackford County – a village named Matamoras existed earlier. However, Montpelier was platted first, Matamoras was a ghost town after the 1880s. Beginning in September 1870, the Fort Wayne, Cincinnati & Louisville Railroad connected Fort Wayne with Muncie and Montpelier was on this line. With improved transportation for the community, Montpelier became incorporated as a town at the end of 1870. By that time, the town had grown to a population of 231.
In 1887, natural gas was discovered in Blackford County, the area began its participation in the Indiana Gas Boom. While natural gas was found throughout Blackford County, crude oil was found in the county's Harrison Township, which includes Montpelier. Blackford County's first successful oil well, located just south of Montpelier, began producing during 1890. Montpelier was thought to be "the heart of the greatest natural gas and oil field in the world". By the mid-1890s, about two-thirds of Harrison Township was considered part of an oil-producing region. Montpelier became a city where “money and whiskey flowed frequently”, numerous other “recreational activities” were available. Oil production from the Trenton Gas and Oil Field surrounding Montpelier began decreasing during the first decade of the 20th century, the Gas Boom came to an end. Montpelier began a return to normalcy and its population has never exceeded its Gas Boom peak; the Montpelier National Bank was robbed by three men on the afternoon of August 4, 1933.
The robbery lasted about ten minutes, no shooting was involved. The robbers left town, driving east on Indiana State Road 18, without being followed, it was determined, by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, that the robbers were John Dillinger and the Dillinger Gang. Montpelier is part of East Central Northern Indiana. Future Northern Indiana, including what became Harrison Township and Montpelier, was flattened by two glaciers millions of years ago; these glaciers are responsible for the rich Blackford County farmland, which includes the land surrounding Montpelier. Located in the Harrison Township portion of Blackford County, Montpelier is adjacent to the Salamonie River, it is located 40 miles south of Fort Wayne, 75 miles northeast of Indianapolis. According to the 2010 census, Montpelier has a total area of all land. Bluffton Hartford City Marion Portland Upland Dunkirk Montpelier has a typical Midwestern humid continental seasonal climate. There are four distinct seasons, with winters being cold with moderate snowfall, while summers can be warm and humid.
The highest average temperature is in July at 84 °F, while the lowest average temperature is in January at 18 °F. However, summer temperatures can top 90 °F, winter temperatures can drop below 0 °F. Average monthly precipitation ranges from about 2 to 4 inches, with the heaviest occurring during June and August; the highest recorded temperature was 103.0 °F on June 26, 1988, the lowest recorded temperature was −26.0 °F on January 19, 1994. Although Montpelier's peak population shown in the adjacent table is 3,405, the city is thought to have had over 6,500 residents around 1896 during the Indiana Gas Boom. At the 2010 census, there were 708 households and 470 families residing in the city; the population density was 1,172.1 inhabitants per square mile. There were 823 housing units at an average density of 534.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 97.9% White, 0.3% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.2% from other races, 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of an
Montpelier is an inner suburban area of Brighton, part of the English city and seaside resort of Brighton and Hove. Developed together with the adjacent Clifton Hill area in the mid-19th century, it forms a high-class, architecturally cohesive residential district with "an exceptionally complete character". Stucco-clad terraced housing and villas predominate, but two of the city's most significant Victorian churches and a landmark hospital building are in the area, which lies northwest of Brighton city centre and spreads as far as the ancient parish boundary with Hove. Development was stimulated when one of the main roads out of Brighton was turnpiked in the late 18th century, but the hilly land—condemned as "hideous masses of unfledged earth" by John Constable, who painted it nevertheless—was devoted to agriculture until the 1820s; the ascent of Brighton from provincial fishing town to fashionable resort prompted a building boom in the next quarter-century, Montpelier and Clifton Hill were transformed into districts of architecturally homogeneous streets with designed, intricately detailed housing.
Little demolition, infilling or redevelopment has occurred since, hundreds of buildings have been granted listed status. The whole suburb is one of 34 conservation areas in the city of Brighton and Hove. Historic buildings include The Temple—local landowner Thomas Read Kemp's house, now a private school—the former Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children being redeveloped, large mid 19th-century houses such as Montpelier Hall; the area has several set-piece residential squares and crescents such as Clifton Terrace, Powis Square, Vernon Terrace, Montpelier Crescent and Montpelier Villas. The architectural partnership of Amon Wilds, his son Amon Henry Wilds and Charles Busby—the most important architects in Regency era Brighton and Hove—designed many of these. Montpelier's range of churches includes some of the city's finest, but others have been demolished in the postwar period. Montpelier is a centrally located inner suburb of the city of Hove; the Lanes, the ancient centre of Brighton, is about 0.7 miles to the southeast, central Hove is about 1.1 miles to the west.
London is 50 1⁄2 miles to the north. There is no single official definition of the area covered by Montpelier and Clifton Hill, but most authorities define it as the area west of West Hill and east of the ancient parish boundary between Brighton and Hove; the Seven Dials area and the road junction of that name are to the north, forming the apex of the triangular area, the major city-centre shopping street Western Road lies to the south. Two roads form important through routes for cross-city traffic: Montpelier Road runs south–north from the city centre to Seven Dials, the west–east Upper North Street links the city centre to Hove. Both are busy. Dyke Road—the ancient route from Brighton to Devil's Dyke and Steyning and on to London—forms the conservation area's eastern boundary except at the southern end, where it extends east of the road to include St Nicholas Church, Wykeham Terrace and other small parts of West Hill; the land rises from the southwest to a summit at Clifton Hill. Writing in 1833, J.
D. Parry said that the hill "commands a magnificent view, has fine air". John Constable, who stayed in Brighton several times during the 1820s, was less impressed: he described it as "hideous masses of unfledged earth called the country", he produced several paintings of the area, which provide a record of its appearance just before it became suburbanised. Geologically, Montpelier is built on grassy downland and sheep-pasture, beneath, chalk; this pattern is repeated across the rest of the city, most of the Sussex coast and for several miles inland. The chalk, "one of the most complete and accessible strata anywhere in Europe", was formed about 100 million years ago; as in other areas where chalk is prevalent, the soil above it is rendzina. Found in thin layers and with a high calcium content, it has a poor agricultural value. In common with the rest of Brighton, the area has a temperate climate: its Köppen climate classification is Cfb, it is characterised by mild, calm weather with high levels of sunshine, sea breezes and a "healthy, bracing air" attributed to the low level of tree cover.
Average rainfall levels increase as the land rises: the 1958–1990 mean was 740 millimetres on the seafront and about 1,000 millimetres at the top of the South Downs above Brighton. Locally, a distinction is made between the northern part of the area towards the top of the hill—this area is known as Clifton or Clifton Hill—and the lower land to the south and west, as far as the Hove boundary and Western Road, known as Montpelier; the names are used interchangeably, some sources make further distinctions: the area around Powis Grove, Powis Villas, Powis Road and St Michael and All Angels Church is called Powis in one study of the area. Although Montpelier first appears as the name of the area on a map of 1824, this still makes it the earliest Montpelier in England—predating those in Bristol and elsewhere in taking and adapting the name of the French spa resort Montpellier; the town was popular with rich English people in the 18th century for convalescence: it had an excellent climate and good medical facilities.
The term "Montpelier Estate" is sometimes used for the area as a whole. Montpelier and Clifton Hill are predominantly residential: about 20% of buildings have other uses commercial and retail; some areas have clusters of small shops, there are many pubs and res
Montpelier, North Dakota
Montpelier is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 87 at the 2010 census. Montpelier was founded in 1885. Montpelier is located at 46°41′59″N 98°35′15″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.18 square miles, all of it land. As of the census of 2010, there were 87 people, 39 households, 28 families residing in the city; the population density was 483.3 inhabitants per square mile. There were 46 housing units at an average density of 255.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White. There were 39 households of which 25.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.6% had a male householder with no wife present, 28.2% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.64.
The median age in the city was 44.8 years. 21.8% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 50.6% male and 49.4% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 103 people, 44 households, 31 families residing in the town; the population density was 385.9 people per square mile. There were 45 housing units at an average density of 168.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 0.97 % African American. There were 44 households out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.5% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.5% were non-families. 22.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.77. In the town the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 31.1% from 45 to 64, 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 119.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.9 males. The median income for a household in the town was $26,250, the median income for a family was $36,250. Males had a median income of $22,083 versus $20,500 for females; the per capita income for the town was $15,619. There were no families and 6.0% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 17.4% of those over 64. This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot summers and cold winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Montpelier has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps
University of Montpellier
The University of Montpellier is a French public research university in Montpellier in south-east of France. Established in 1289, the University of Montpellier is one of the oldest universities in the world; the university was split into three universities during 45 years between 1970 and 2015 when it was subsequently reunified by the merger of the former two, with the latter, now named Paul Valéry University Montpellier, remaining a separate entity. The university is older than its formal founding date, associated with a papal bill issued by Pope Nicholas IV in 1289, combining all the centuries-old schools into a university, it is not known when the schools of liberal arts were founded that developed into the Montpellier faculty of arts. The school of law was founded by Placentinus, from the school of law at Bologna, who came to Montpellier in 1160, taught there during two different periods, died there in 1192; the faculty of law has had a long career. Professors from Montpellier were prominent in the drafting of the Napoleonic Code, the civil code by which France is still guided and a foundation for modern law codes wherever Napoleonic influence extended.
The faculty of law was reorganized in 1998. The prestigious school of medicine was founded by people trained in the Spanish medical schools, it is the world's oldest medical school still in operation. The school of medicine owed its success to a policy of the Guilhem lords of Montpellier, by which any licensed physician might lecture there: with no fixed limit to the number of teachers, lectures multiplied, thus providing a great choice of teachers coming from all around the Mediterranean region; the statutes given in 1220 by Cardinal Conrad von Urach, legate of Pope Honorius III, which were confirmed and extended in 1240, placed this school under the direction of the Bishop of Maguelonne, but the school enjoyed a great deal of de facto autonomy. The school was famous for arguing in the fourteenth century that the Black Death was caused by a miasma entering the opening of the body's pores, citing theories developed by Galen. Doctors educated at Montpellier advocated against bathing because they claimed bathing opened the body's pores, making one more susceptible to the bubonic plague.
In 1529, after some years as an apothecary, Nostradamus entered the University of Montpellier to study for a doctorate in medicine. He was expelled shortly afterwards when it was discovered that he had been an apothecary, a "manual trade" expressly banned by the university statutes; the expulsion document still exists in the faculty library. Rabelais took his medical degree at Montpellier, his portrait hangs among the gallery of professors; the Jardin des plantes de Montpellier, founded in 1593, is the oldest botanical garden in France. It was in this school; the French Revolution did not interrupt the existence of the faculty of medicine. The Benedictine monastery, converted into the bishop's palace, was given to house the medical school in 1795. A gallery devoted to the portraits of professors since 1239 contains one of Rabelais; the school of theology had its origins in lectures in the convents: St. Anthony of Padua, Raymundus Lullus, the Dominican Bernard de la Treille all lectured. Two letters of King John II prove that a faculty of theology existed at Montpellier independently of the convents, in January 1350.
By a Bull of 17 December 1421, Pope Martin V granted canonical institution to this faculty and united it with the faculty of law. In the 16th century the local triumph of Calvinism interrupted the somewhat somnolent Catholic school of theology, reinstated in 1622. In better days, among Montpellier's illustrious pupils of law were Petrarch, who spent four years at Montpellier, among its lecturers were William of Nogaret, chancellor to Philip IV, Guillaume de Grimoard, afterwards Pope Urban V, Pedro de Luna, afterwards antipope Benedict XIII. Like all other provincial universities of France, that of Montpellier was suppressed at the outbreak of the French Revolution in 1793; the faculties of science and of letters were re-established in 1810. The university of Montpellier was re-organised in 1969, on the aftermath of May 1968 and the students' revolt all over the country, it was split into its successor institutions the University of Montpellier 1, University of Montpellier 2 and University of Montpellier 3.
On 1 January 2015, the University of Montpellier 1 and the University of Montpellier 2 merged to form the newly recreated University of Montpellier. Meanwhile, the Paul Valéry University Montpellier 3, now only Paul Valéry, remains a separate institution. Overall Ranking University of Montpellier secured 55th and 16th places in the world and Europe in Reuters - The World's Most Innovative Universities 2018. Law University of Montpellier undergraduate law program is ranked 6th of France by Eduniversal, with 3 stars. Ecology University of Montpellier was ranked 1st in the world in Ecology in the subject rankings of Academ
Montpellier Hérault Rugby
Montpellier Hérault Rugby is a French professional rugby union club, based in Montpellier and named after the Hérault river. The club competes in the top level of the French league system, the Top 14, they played at Stade Sabathé but moved to the Stade Yves-du-Manoir known as Altrad Stadium, since renamed the GGL Stadium, in 2007. They wear blue; the club was established in 1986 through the merger of two other rugby union clubs, the Stade Montpelliérain and MUC Rugby. In 1993 the club won the Challenge de l'Espérance. In 2003 the club became the champion of France's second division national rugby league, the Pro D2. After finishing second in the league table at the end of the 2002–03 season, Montpellier advanced to the playoffs, they defeated Auch in the semi-finals and Tarbes in the finals to win promotion to the Top 14. The following season the club played for the European Shield, contested the final. Played in May 2004, Montpellier defeated Italian club Viadana 25 points to 19 to win the Shield.
The club avoided relegation after the 2006–07 season. Winning only 9 games during a 26-game season, Montpellier found itself in a relegation position with only two games left to play. Thanks to a bonus-point victory in week 25, the team finished just four points ahead of Agen, relegated to the Pro D2 at the end of the year. After 2006–07, the club's fortunes began to improve. In June 2007, Fulgence Ouedraogo became the first Montpellier player to play on the French national rugby union team; that summer the club's new stadium opened, the Stade Yves-du-Manoir. In 2007–08 Montpellier enjoyed its first winning season in the Top 14; the club made its next step up the table in 2010–11 when it unexpectedly finished sixth by a single point and made the Top 14 playoffs for the first time. The underdog squad defeated both Castres and Racing Métro to make the championship game where they were defeated 15–10 by Toulouse. Since that season, Montpellier has become a consistent playoff contender, finishing fifth in both 2011–12 and 2012–13 and second on the league table in 2013–14.
Thanks to the club's excellent 2010–11 showing, Montpellier was awarded its first spot in the Heineken Cup tournament for 2011–12. The club returned for the 2012–13 tournament and made the quarter-finals before being eliminated by Clermont. Montpellier returned for the final edition of the Heineken Cup in 2013–14, are participating in the successor to the Heineken Cup, the European Rugby Champions Cup, in 2014–15. From 2011 the club has been funded by Mohed Altrad. Top 14 Runners-up: 2011, 2018 Rugby Pro D2 Champions: 2003 European Rugby Challenge Cup Champions: 2016 European Shield: Champions: 2004 Challenge de l'Espérance: Champions: 1993 The Montpellier squad for the 2018–19 season is:Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under WR eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-WR nationality. Notes: List of rugby union clubs in France Rugby union in France Montpellier Hérault Rugby Club official website