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Rouen, France

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Where is Rouen, France? 

Rouen is the historical capital city of Normandy, in northwestern France on the River Seine, and currently the capital of the Haute-Normandie (Upper Normandy) région. Once one of the largest and most prosperous cities of medieval Europe, Rouen was the seat of the Exchequer of Normandy in the Middle Ages. It was one of the capitals of the Anglo-Norman dynasties, which ruled both England and large parts of modern France from the 11th century to the 15th century. It was in Rouen where Joan of Arc was burnt in 1431. People from Rouen are called Rouennais.

The population of the metropolitan area (in French: aire urbaine) at the 1999 census was 518,316 inhabitants and 541,410 inhabitants at the 2007 estimate. The city proper has an estimated population of 109,000 in 2007.wikipedia

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Rouen, France

Rouen, France - ROUEN - Gare de la Rue Verte
Railway Station (1915)
Rouen, France

ROUEN - Gare de la Rue Verte
Railway Station (1915)
Rouen, France - ROUEN. - Le Quai de Paris (1917)
Rouen, France

ROUEN. - Le Quai de Paris (1917)
Rouen, France - Boieldieu Bridge (1950)
Rouen, France

Boieldieu Bridge (1950)

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1419 - January 19 - French city of Rouen surrenders to Henry V in Hundred Years War
1431 - May 30 - Hundred Years' War: in Rouen, France, 19-year-old Joan of Arc is burned at the stake by an English-dominated tribunal.
13th-16th Century - Cathédrale Notre-Dame established in Rouen
1591 - August 19 - French king Henri IV occupies Rouen
1615 - June 2 - First Récollet missionaries arrive at Quebec City, from Rouen, France.
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1940 - June 10 - German 5th Armour division occupies Rouen
1942 - August 17 - US bombers staged 1st independent raid on Europe attack Rouen, France

Ancestors Who Were Born Here

We currently have information about 216 ancestors who were born in Rouen, France.
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Ancestors Who Died Here

flag   Elisabeth ANTHIAUME (abt. 1594, Rouen, France - , Rouen, France)

flag   Anne GODEFROY (1615, Rouen, France - 26 March 1678, Rouen, France)

flag   Jean-Delamarre MARTIN (Bef 8/6/1535, Rouen, France - Aft 1629, Rouen, France)

flag   Jean TESTARD (1595, Rouen, France - 26 March 1678, Rouen, France)

flag   Nicolas THIBAULT (abt. 1592, Rouen, France - , Rouen, France)

flag   Nicolas WANONN (1780, Rouen, France - 10/18/1825, Rouen, France)

Ancestors Who Were Married Here

Nicolas THIBAULT (abt. 1592 - ) & Elisabeth ANTHIAUME (abt. 1594 - )
married abt 1616

Jean TESTARD (1595 - 26 March 1678) & Anne GODEFROY (1615 - 26 March 1678)
married 1630

Christophe CREVIER (17 February 1611 - 1 December 1662) & Jeanne ENARD (abt. 1616 - aft. 20 June 1682)
married 6 November 1633

Charles MONTMINY dit JOUVENT (abt. 1630 - 3 July 1716) & Marguerite AUOLEE (abt. 1630 - abt. 1677)
married abt. 1655

Louis LEFEBVRE dit BATANVILLE (abt. 1636 - 28 August 1687) & Suzanne DEBURE (abt. 1636 - )
married abt. 1660

Cemeteries in Rouen, France

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