Joseph René Loesch

28 August 1907–16 March 1971 (Age 63)
Biesheim, Haut-Rhin, Alsace, France

The Life of Joseph René

When Joseph René Loesch was born on 28 August 1907, in Biesheim, Haut-Rhin, Alsace, France, his father, Victor Loesch, was 32 and his mother, Marie Joséphine Althusser, was 25. He died on 16 March 1971, in Karlsruhe, Baden, Germany, at the age of 63.

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Victor Loesch
Marie Joséphine Althusser
Joseph René Loesch
Marie Marguerite Loesch

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World Events (8)


Age 7

Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary and his wife were assassinated in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina provoking World War I.
1914 · World War I

Age 7

On July 31, 1914 French socialist leader, Jean Jaurés was murdered. A few days later Germany starts plans to invade France. Britain then started to occupy France. The battles that took place in France were First Battle of the Marne, Gallipoli, Jutland, Battle of Verdun, Battle of the Somme, and the Brusilov Offensive. 25 percent of the allied military deaths that happened in World War I were from France. Between civilian and military deaths France lost 1,697,800 people and 4,266,000 were wounded.

Age 17

Chamonix, France hosts Winter Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

German (Lösch): metonymic occupational name from Middle High German lösch ‘fine leather’.

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

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