Mathurin Prudhomme

Amponville, Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France, France

The Life of Mathurin

When Mathurin Prudhomme was born on 8 December 1711, in Amponville, Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France, France, his father, Louis Prudhomme, was 51 and his mother, Elisabeth de Sienne, was 36. He married Edmee Hardouin on 29 July 1732, in La Genevraye, Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France, France. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter.

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Mathurin Prudhomme
Edmee Hardouin
Marriage: 29 July 1732
Mathurin Prudhomme
Anne Prudhomme
Jean Prudhomme
Pierre Mathurin Prudhomme

Spouse & Children

29 July 1732
La Genevraye, Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France, France


  • Mathurin Prudhomme


  • Anne Prudhomme


  • Jean Prudhomme


  • Pierre Mathurin Prudhomme


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World Events (4)

1778 · Treaty of Alliance with American Colonies

Age 67

After the battle of Saratoga France realized that America might be worth backing. They formed an alliance with the colonies and sent naval fleets to help with the war.
1783 · Treaty of Paris is Signed 

Age 72

While Benjamin Franklin was the ambassador to France he negotiated with the French during the war to keep them on the American side. At the same time the Treaty of Paris was established.
1804 · First Empire

Age 93

When the French Revolution ended it started the First Empire or the reign of the Emperors. This included Napoleon I twice and Louis XVIII (King). The First Empire was in control during the Napoleonic Wars.

Name Meaning

French (Prud’homme) and English (of Norman origin): nickname from Old French prud’homme ‘wise’, ‘sensible man’, a cliché term of approbation from the chivalric romances. It is a compound of Old French proz, prod ‘good’, with the vowel influenced by crossing with prudent ‘wise’ + homme ‘man’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (1)

  • Amponville Registres Paroissiaux, 1674-1792

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