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Lyon, France

LOCATION

Official Website:
http://www.mairie-lyon.fr/

Population:
468,300 (2004 estimate)

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
University of Lyon
 

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
André-Marie Ampère
Physicist
22-Jan-1775 10-Jun-1836 Explored electromagnetism
David Charvet
Actor
15-May-1972   Matt Brody on Baywatch
Claudius
Royalty
1-Aug-10 BC 13-Oct-54 AD Roman Emperor, 41-54 AD
Natalie Dessay
Singer
19-Apr-1965   Coloratura soprano
Joseph-Marie Jacquard
Inventor
7-Jul-1752 7-Aug-1834 Jacquard loom
Jean-Michel Jarre
Electronic Musician
24-Aug-1948   Oxygene and Equinoxe
Maurice Jarre
Composer
13-Sep-1924 29-Mar-2009 Score to Lawrence of Arabia
Jean Martinon
Conductor
10-Jan-1910 1-Mar-1976 Music Director, Chicago Symphony, 1963-68
Louis Néel
Physicist
22-Nov-1904 17-Nov-2000 Magnetic properties of solids
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Author
29-Jun-1900 31-Jul-1944 The Little Prince
Louis Gabriel Suchet
Military
2-Mar-1770 3-Jan-1826 Napoleonic General
Bertrand Tavernier
Film Director
25-Apr-1941   'Round Midnight
Jean-Claude Trichet
Business
20-Dec-1942   President, European Central Bank
Charles-Marie Widor
Composer
21-Feb-1844 12-Mar-1937 Toccata

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Georges d'Amboise
Religion
1460 25-May-1510 Prime Minister under Louis XII
Klaus Barbie
Government
25-Oct-1913 25-Sep-1991 The Butcher of Lyon
Marie-François-Xavier Bichat
Doctor
11-Nov-1771 22-Jul-1802 Anatomie générale
Victor Grignard
Chemist
6-May-1871 13-Dec-1935 Grignard Reaction
Irenaeus
Religion
c. 130 AD c. 200 AD Ante-Nicene theologian
Auguste Lumière
Inventor
19-Oct-1862 10-Apr-1954 Co-Inventor of motion pictures
Bonaventure des Périers
Poet
1500 1544 Nouvelles récréations
Moana Pozzi
Pornstar
27-Apr-1961 15-Sep-1994 Backdoor Summer 2



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