André Eugène LEGER

Male4 May 1895–19 July 1966

Brief Life History of André Eugène

André Eugène LEGER was born on 4 May 1895. He married Henriette Andrée FABRE on 18 January 1919. He died on 19 July 1966, in Bondy, Seine-Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, France, at the age of 71.

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André Eugène LEGER
Henriette Andrée FABRE
Marriage: 18 January 1919

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  • Marriage
    18 January 1919
  • World Events (3)


    Age 5

    Paris, France hosts Summer Olympic Games.

    1905 · The Law Separates Church and State

    Age 10

    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 19

    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

    Some characteristic forenames: French Andre, Camille, Lucien, Pierre, Yvon, Antoine, Aurele, Emile, Jacques, Marcel, Zoel, Adelard.

    French (Léger) and English: from the ancient Germanic personal name Leudgari, composed of the elements leud ‘people’ and gari (from garwa) ‘ready, eager’ or gari ‘spear’ and Latinized as Leodegar(ius). The name was borne by a 7th-century Christian saint, bishop of Autun, whose fame contributed to the popularity of the name in France. See also Ledger and St. Leger .

    French (Léger): nickname from léger ‘light, superficial’.

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

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