Martien Babel

3 October 1884–10 November 1954 (Age 70)
Le-Buisson, Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France

The Life of Martien

Martien Babel was born on 3 October 1884, in Le-Buisson, Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France. He died on 10 November 1954, in Ambrières, Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France, at the age of 70.

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World Events (3)

1886 · The Statue of Liberty

Age 2

The Statue of Liberty that is in France is identical to the one that sits in New York. The Statue was sent over from France. It symbolizes the alliance between the two countries. The French have nicknamed it the Laboulaye Lady
1889 · World Expo at Paris With the Eiffel Tower

Age 5

The Eiffel Tower was built the year before the World Expo. During the World Expo in Paris the Eiffel Tower was revealed to the world. It was also during the expo that the Tower was lit up for the first time.
1894 · The Affair - Dreyfus is Accused of Treason

Age 10

The Dreyfus affair was a huge scandal in the late 19th century and early 20th century French. Alfred Dreyfus was born on October 9, 1859 in Mulhouse, France  and died on July 12, 1935 in Paris France. He was convicted of treason. He was accused of being a spy in the German embassy in France.

Name Meaning

1 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German or Polish Babel ‘Babylon’ (which was named with the Assyrian elements bāb ‘gate’ + ilu ‘god’). The Jewish people were held in captivity in Babylon from 597 to about 538 bc , and the name was sometimes adopted with reference to being an oppressed minority in a foreign culture.2 French: from a medieval personal name bestowed in honor of St. Babylas, a 3rd-century Christian patriarch of Antioch, whose name is of uncertain origin.3 German: variant of the personal name Babo, a name developed from baby talk, also a pet form of Paul .

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

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