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 Victor Noir

Victor Noir

Original Name Yvan Salmon
Birth
Attigny, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France
Death 10 Jan 1870 (aged 21)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Plot Division 92
Memorial ID 2358 · View Source
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Journalist on the newspaper 'La Marseillaise'. Shot by Prince Pierre Bonaparte (cousin of the Emperor Napoleon III) during a visit to his house. The Prince, who had already killed a man in Italy) was acquitted at his trial. The funeral of Noir, and the result of the trial, caused large and violent demonstrations - 100,000 people followed the corpse to Neuilly, where it was originally buried. On the restoration of the Republic it was moved to Pere Lachaise where it rests under the remarkable effigy made by A-J. Dalou. The notable protuberance in the victims trousers is regularly rubbed for luck by love-sick ladies, which explains why it always looks well-polished.

Bio by: David Conway


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2358
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Victor Noir (30 Jul 1848–10 Jan 1870), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2358, citing Cimetière du Père Lachaise, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .