Fernand Louis Giovanola

Male9 July 1915–6 November 1985

Brief Life History of Fernand Louis

When Fernand Louis Giovanola was born on 9 July 1915, in Monthey, Valais, Switzerland, his father, Antoine Dominique Giovanola, was 26 and his mother, Marie Ursule Varayoud, was 26. He died on 6 November 1985, in his hometown, at the age of 70.

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Antoine Dominique Giovanola
Marie Ursule Varayoud
Stéphanie Victorine Antoinette Giovanola
Fernand Louis Giovanola
André Gabriel Giovanola
Anne Marie Giovanola

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    World Events (5)


    Age 4

    Treaty of Versailles reaffirms Swiss neutrality.


    Age 5

    League's headquarters established in Geneva.


    Age 24

    Federal Council issues a declaration of neutrality at start of World War II. Refuses to join United Nations.

    Name Meaning

    From a Spanish name, originally Ferdinando (now Hernán), which is of Germanic (Visigothic) origin, derived from farð ‘journey’ (or possibly an altered form of frið ‘peace’) + nand ‘ready, prepared’. This was a traditional name in the royal families of Spain from an early date. It appeared in Britain in the 16th century, having been introduced by Roman Catholic supporters of Queen Mary I , who married Philip II of Spain in 1554 .

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

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