GreenerPasture.com
FREE genealogy since 1999 - History belongs to all of us!
Get Started Sign In
Menu Menu
Search Search
Family Tree Family Tree
Daily News Daily News
Bookmarks Bookmarks
Not on this site Don't end up on this site as someone's ancestor!
Add YOUR Ancestor To This Page

Le Mans, France

People, Pictures and News From the Past

Where is Le Mans, France? 

Le Mans is a city in France, located on the Sarthe River. Traditionally the capital of the province of Maine, it is now the préfecture (capital) of the Sarthe département, and is furthermore the seat of the Roman Catholic diocese of Le Mans. Its inhabitants are called Manceaux and Mancelles. It has been host to the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans sports car race since 1923.wikipedia


Le Mans, France -
Le Mans, France

Le Mans, France -
Le Mans, France

Le Mans, France -
Le Mans, France


History / News

Add History/News

[Hide/Show]

It was in 1481, at the time of the transition of the town, that King Louis XI granted Le Mans its first charter which provided the town with a Town Hall & a burgomaster assembly.

www.nissan.co.jp/ Lemans/ environ/ history.html
The religious wars were cruel & devasting for the inhabitants of Le Mans, during which, at the start of 1560, the reformed church was established.
In 1562 the Huguenots seized the town & occupied it from the 3rd April to 11th May. It was not...Read MORE...

In the 17th and 18th centuries, Le Mans became a centre of manufacture & commerce, where cheesecloth, wax & leather were produced and sold to Italy, Spain and the West Indies; further more, Brazil was also involved in the trade negotiation

www.nissan.co.jp/ Lemans/ environ/ history.html
A large economic recession linked with the decline of the cheesecloth industry & the decline of the wax demand from 1789 lead the province to a period when Le Mans was reduced to a town of 16000 inhabitants.

www.nissan.co.jp/ Lemans/ environ/ history.html
In December 1793, at the time of the Vendée war, Le Mans was the site of a terrible battle between republican & Vendéan troops.

www.nissan.co.jp/ Lemans/ environ/ history.html
In 1855, the outlying districts of Saint-Croix, Siant-Georges, Saint-Pavin des Champs, then Pontlieue in 1865, became part of Le Mans. This resulted in a total population of 40000 inhabitants.

www.nissan.co.jp/ Lemans/ environ/ history.html
In January 1871, after the fierce combat close to the town from Tertre-Rouge to the camp of Auvours, & the defeat of the Loire army by General Chanzy, Le Mans was occupied by the Prussians for a few months.

www.nissan.co.jp/ Lemans/ environ/ history.html
Le Mans, France


Le Mans_France (www.youtube.com)
The world's first public aeroplane flight took place in Le Mans in 1908

www.telegraph.co.uk/ travel/ destinations/ europe/ france/ 8615626/ Le-Mans-France-a-cultural-city-g
1923 - Since 1923, the city of Le Mans has hosted the internationally famous 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance sports car race.

www.wikipedia.org

Ancestors Who Were Born Here

We currently have information about ancestors who were born in Le Mans, France.
View Them Now (sorted by last name) View Them Now (sorted by year of birth)

Ancestors Who Died Here

We currently have information about ancestors who died in Le Mans, France.
View Them Now (sorted by last name) View Them Now (sorted by year of death)

Ancestors Who Were Married Here

We currently have information about ancestors who were married in Le Mans, France.  View Them Now

Cemeteries in Le Mans, France

Are you from Le Mans, France? Do you have ancestors from there?

If you'd like to be contacted by others who have ancestors from Le Mans, France, leave a message here!
The comments you read here belong only to the person who posted them. We reserve the right to remove off-topic and inappropriate comments.