Claude Michel

13 August 1859–1 March 1878 (Age 18)
Gorze, Moselle, Lorraine, France

The Life of Claude

When Claude Michel was born on 13 August 1859, in Gorze, Moselle, Lorraine, France, his father, Aguste Michel, was 37 and his mother, Margueritte Robert, was 32. He died on 1 March 1878, in his hometown, at the age of 18.

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Aguste Michel
Margueritte Robert
Nicolas Michel
Marie Michel
Hyppolyte Michel
Elizabeth Michel
Claude Michel
Marie Michel
Eugene Michel

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    Nicolas Michel


    Marie Michel



    Elizabeth Michel



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World Events (3)

1864 · Champs-Élysées  Avenue

Age 5

Champs-Élysées is over 6,000 feet long and over 200 feet wide. The name is French for Elysian Fields were in Greek mythology was the paradise for the dead heroes. It is one of the oldest avenues in France and is also the location of the Arc de Triomphe. 

Age 11

Franco-Prussian war resulted in the loss of Alsace and Lorraine and the fall of Napoleon III. Paris Commune (1871).
1870 · Franco-Prussian War

Age 11

On July 19, 1870 France declared war on Prussia the south German states. The French forces were only 200,000 strong while the Prussian forces were 400,000. On September 1, 1870 the Battle of Sedan took place and Napoleon III along with 83,000 forces surrendered to the Germans. After this happened on October 7 the French minister made an escape from Paris in a balloon. Twenty days later Paris was seized.

Name Meaning

1 French, German, and Dutch: from the personal name Michel ( see Michael ).2 Basque: variant from the personal name Mitxel, equivalent of Michael .3 Polish: from a variant of the personal name Michał ( see Michael ).

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

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