Charles Laporte

July 1750–23 October 1832 (Age 82)
Cluses, Haute-Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France

The Life of Charles

When Charles Laporte was born in July 1750, in Cluses, Haute-Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France, his father, Michel Laporte, was 27 and his mother, Claudine Anselma Delevau, was 25. He died on 23 October 1832, in his hometown, at the age of 82.

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Michel Laporte
Claudine Anselma Delevau
Joseph François Laporte
Charles Laporte
Henrica Laporte

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World Events (6)

1778 · Treaty of Alliance with American Colonies

Age 28

After the battle of Saratoga France realized that America might be worth backing. They formed an alliance with the colonies and sent naval fleets to help with the war.
1783 · Treaty of Paris is Signed 

Age 33

While Benjamin Franklin was the ambassador to France he negotiated with the French during the war to keep them on the American side. At the same time the Treaty of Paris was established.
1793 · Reign of Terror

Age 43

The reign of terror took place after the French Revolution. It claimed somewhere between 18,500 - 40,000 lives. The government at the time was exercising a more dictatorial form of government. The terror started with the execution of Marie Antoinette and ended with the fall of Robespierre.

Name Meaning

French: topographic name for someone who lived near the gates of a fortified town (and often was in charge of them; thus in part a metonymic occupational name), from Old French porte ‘gateway’, ‘entrance’ (from Latin porta, ‘door’, ‘entrance’), with the definite article la. In French Canada it is a secondary surname, which has also been used alone since 1670 .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Charles Laporte - birth: July 1750; Cluses, Haute-Savoie, France

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