Maurice Bonlieu

Male7 November 1911–September 1999

Brief Life History of Maurice

When Maurice Bonlieu was born on 7 November 1911, in Escrennes, Loiret, Centre, France, his father, Paul Bonlieu, was 35 and his mother, henriette Gilbon, was 32. He died in September 1999, in France, at the age of 87.

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Paul Bonlieu
henriette Gilbon
Henri Bonlieu
alice Bonlieu
Madeleine Bonlieu
Maurice Bonlieu

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1914 · World War I

    Age 3

    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.

    1920 · Treaty of Versailles 

    Age 9

    The Treaty of Versailles was signed in Paris to formally end WWI. It established Peace between the allied forces and set guidelines for Germany.


    Age 28

    Second World War. Defeat and occupation by Germany. General de Gaulle leads the Resistance from London and Algiers. Allied victory came on May 8, 1945.

    Name Meaning

    From the Late Latin name Mauricius, a derivative of Maurus (a byname meaning ‘Moor’, i.e. ‘dark, swarthy’), borne by, among others, an early Byzantine emperor ( c.539–602 ). It was introduced to Britain by the Normans and was popular in the Middle English period, but was not widely adopted by the nobility and became rare in the 17th century. Between the mid-19th century and the 1940s, it was moderately popular but has since faded again. See also Morris .

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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