Gautreau, Virginie Amelie 'Mimi' b. January 29, 1859 d. July 25, 1915 Artistic Folk Figure. A celebrated beauty of 19th Century Paris, she is remembered as the subject of John Singer Sargent's controversial "Portrait of Madame X". The child of a wealthy Creole family, she was raised initially in New Orleans but with her Confederate officer father having been killed at the April 1862 Battle of Shiloh, Virginie, sometimes referred to as "Amelie", moved to Paris with her mother at the age of eight. Soon she was much in demand by Parisian society and was known to...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Chateau des Chenes, Saint-Malo, Departement d'Ille-et-Vilaine, Bretagne, France Plot: Gautreau family crypt
Gelin, Daniel b. May 19, 1921 d. November 29, 2002 Actor. He was born in Angers, Pays de la Loire, France. He began his career on stage, but soon he entered in cinema and debuted in 1941. He appeared in over 150 films. Among others "Rendez-vous de Juillet" (1949), "Le Plaisir" (1952), "Napoleon" (1955), "The Man Who Knew Too Much" (1956), "Le Testament d'Orphée" (1960), "Paris Brûle-t-il?" (1966) and "À l'Abris de Regards Indiscrets" (2002). He died in Paris of kidney failure. He was the father of the actress Maria Schneider. (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cimetière de Rocadey, Saint-Malo, Departement d'Ille-et-Vilaine, Bretagne, France
Gouyon, Cardinal. Paul b. October 24, 1910 d. September 26, 2000 Roman Catholic Cardinal. A native of Bordeaux, Paul Joseph Marie Gouyon studied at the University and Seminary of the city. He also attended the Seminary of Saint-Sulpice in Paris, the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, and the Catholic Institute of Paris. Ordained priest on March 13, 1937 after serving in the French Army during the Second World War, he performed pastoral work in Bordeaux, serving as pastor of Montussan and of Beychac from 1940 till 1944, chaplain of the Lycée Michel-...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Motherhouse of Little Sisters of the Poor, Saint-Pern, Departement d'Ille-et-Vilaine, Bretagne, France Plot: Cimetière de la Maison-Mère.
Jugan, Saint. Jeanne b. October 25, 1792 d. August 29, 1879 Roman Catholic Saint. Founder of the Little Sisters of the Poor. Beatified by Pope John Paul II on October 3, 1982 and canonized on October 11, 2009 by Pope Benedict XVI. Her day of feast is August 30. Born in Cancale, Brittany, France to Joseph and Marie Jugan. From the age of 16, Jeanne lived a life of service to others beginning with her duties as a kitchen maid in the home of the Viscountess de la Choue, whose charitable work with the sick and the poor influenced Jeanne. In 1837 Jeanne and...[Read More] (Bio by: Nan) Motherhouse of Little Sisters of the Poor, Saint-Pern, Departement d'Ille-et-Vilaine, Bretagne, France
Roques, Cardinal. Clément-Emile b. December 8, 1880 d. September 4, 1964 Roman Catholic Cardinal. A native of Saint Pierre des Ports at the gates of Graulhet, Clément-Emile Roques entered seminary in Lavaur, later moving to that of Albi and ultimately at the Catholic Institute of Toulouse. Ordained priest in Rodez in April 1904, from that year until his episcopal nomination in 1929, he was involved in the seminary of Barral, serving among others the posts of administrator, prefect of studies and superior. Appointed bishop of the diocese of Montauban, he was promoted...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Rennes, Rennes, Departement d'Ille-et-Vilaine, Bretagne, France