Jean Henri Grosjean

24 June 1757–
Plagne, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Jean Henri

When Jean Henri Grosjean was born on 24 June 1757, in Plagne, Bern, Switzerland, his father, Jean Louis Grosjean, was 37 and his mother, Marie Anne Huguelet, was 33. He married ?.

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Jean Henri Grosjean
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Age 41

Revolution in Switzerland. Farmers in occupied territories become free citizens. Centralistic parliamentary republic according to French model. Occupation by French troops and some battles of Napoleon vs. Austria and Russia in Switzerland.

Age 43

Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.

Age 91

New Federal Constitution combining elements of the U.S. constitution (Federal State with central and cantonal (state) governments and parliaments) and of French revolutionary tradition. The Principles of this constitution are still valid today.

Name Meaning

French and Swiss French: compound name from gros ‘big’, ‘large’ + the personal name Jean (French form of John ); it may have been applied as a nickname to distinguish between two bearers of the same personal name, denoting either the older or the larger, or simply to denote an exceptionally large (or small) man. Grosjean is also used in French as a nickname for a stupid fellow.

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

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