André Octave TESSON

1898–1957 (Age 59)
Saint-Hilaire-de-Talmont, Vendée, Pays de la Loire, France

The Life of André Octave

When André Octave TESSON was born in 1898, in Saint-Hilaire-de-Talmont, Vendée, Pays de la Loire, France, his father, Jean Louis Aimé Tesson, was 20 and his mother, Honorine Octavie Augustine Faivre, was 17. He died in 1957, at the age of 59.

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Jean Louis Aimé Tesson
Honorine Octavie Augustine Faivre
André Octave TESSON
Charles Julien Emile Aime Tesson
Marie Ursule Augustine Lucienne TESSON
Claire Marie Amélia TESSON

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Paris, France hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1905 · The Law Separates Church and State

Age 7

In December of 1905 a law was passed that separated church and state. It made it so that prayer could not be said before a parliamentary meeting or in schools. It also made it so that working on Sunday was legalized.
1914 · World War I

Age 16

On July 31, 1914 French socialist leader, Jean Jaurés was murdered. A few days later Germany starts plans to invade France. Britain then started to occupy France. The battles that took place in France were First Battle of the Marne, Gallipoli, Jutland, Battle of Verdun, Battle of the Somme, and the Brusilov Offensive. 25 percent of the allied military deaths that happened in World War I were from France. Between civilian and military deaths France lost 1,697,800 people and 4,266,000 were wounded.

Name Meaning

French: from a dialect word meaning ‘badger’, applied as a nickname for someone thought to resemble the animal in some way.

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