Alice, Matilda 'Empress Maud' b. February 7, 1102 d. September 10, 1167 German Queen, Holy Roman Empress, Queen of England, Countess of Anjou and Maine. Only daughter of Henry I. and Matilda Dunkeld, daughter of Malcolm III. (Ceann-Mor). Matilda and her brother William were possibly twins. She was betrothed to Heinrich V. in April 1110. On January 7, 1114 she married the Emperor. She was 12 and her husband was 32 years old. She was crowned Queen of the Germans on July 25, 1110. The pair visited Rome in 1117 where they were crowned in a ceremony led only by an...[Read More] (Bio by: Lutetia) Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, Rouen, Departement de la Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France
d'Amboise, George b. 1460 d. February 25, 1510 Religious Leader. He was a Catholic Cardinal, Archbishop of Rouen, an advisor of King Louis XII, and Lieutenant (the kings vice) in the Normandy. He was mainly responsible for the successful annulment of the marriage between Louis XII and his first wife Jeanne de Valois. His brother Louis d'Amboise, bishop of Albi and Philippe de Luxembourg, bishop of Le Mans were the judges in the divorce trial. For his part in the negotiations with the pope he was named Cardinal in 1489. After the death of...[Read More] (Bio by: Lutetia) Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, Rouen, Departement de la Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France
Duchamp, Marcel b. July 28, 1887 d. October 2, 1968 Known as the artist who broke the rules of modernism by exhibiting a urinal as a work of art, he became the father of the Dada movement and of post-modernism. He was featured in ARTNews, May 1999 issue as one of the top 25 artists in the western world and the man who "showed the way to life after the avant-garde, the one who offered us a graceful exit from modernism." His most widely known work is the painting "Nude Descending a Staircase." Rouen Cemetery, Rouen, Departement de la Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France
Hardy, Rev. Theodore Bailey b. October 20, 1863 d. October 18, 1918 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient, one of three chaplains to be awarded the VC. He was a Chaplain 4th Class, in the Army Chaplains' Department, attached to the 8th Bn. The Lincolnshire Regiment. He was 54 and in addition to the Victoria Cross, he held the DSO (Distinguished Service Order) and the MC (Military Cross). He was appointed Chaplain to His Majesty, 17th Sept., 1918. He was the son of George and Sarah Richards Hardy, of Exeter and the husband of the late Florence Elizabeth Hardy (...[Read More] (Bio by: geoffrey gillon) Saint Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Departement de la Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France Plot: S.V.J.1.
Plantagenet, Arthur b. March 29, 1187 d. April 3, 1203 English Royalty. Born the son of Geoffrey II Plantagenet, Earl of Richmond and Constance de Bretagne, Duchesse de Bretagne at Nantes, France. He gained the title of Duc de Bretagne in March 1187 and the title of Earl of Richmond in April 1199. Upon his the death of his uncle, Richard I 'Coeur de Lion' in 1199, Arthur, by the law of primogeniture, should have succeeded to the English crown, the French King, Phillip II, upheld his claim. The throne, however, was held by another uncle, John, who...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, Rouen, Departement de la Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France
Richard I [Heart] b. September 8, 1157 d. April 6, 1199 English Monarch, Duc d'Aquitaine. Born at Beaumont Palace, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, the third son of Henry II 'Curtmantle', King of England and Eleanor, Duchesse d'Aquitaine. He spent his youth in France at his mother's court at Poitiers training as a soldier and gained the title of Duc d'Aquitaine in 1172. He fought with his brothers Henry and Geoffrey in their rebellion against their father in 1173; he fought for his father against his brothers when they supported an 1183 revolt in...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, Rouen, Departement de la Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France