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Break the secrets of the Dombes Côtière

The story has been marked, sometimes shaped by great characters. Let's discover these anonymous people who have done great things.

Great characters of Miribel

Joséphine Guillon (1819-1913). Joséphine Guillon, daughter of a physician based in Miribel, devoted her life and her fortune to the disinherited. In 1894, she created and then runs until her death a hospice of old people now become the retirement home "Bon Séjour" in Miribel.

Henri Grobonwas mayor of Miribel from 1865 to 1870. He was mainly responsible for the industrial development of his commune thanks to the construction in 1857 of a factory for the dyeing and finishing of silk, between The Rhone and the railway that had just been opened. His residence became town hall in 1932.

Henri Deschamps
(1899-1968) & Jean Moulin (1899-1943). In his house at Miribel, at the corner of the Rue Grande and the Rue du Pont de l'Île, Henri Deschamps is worried. He clandestinely shelters Jean Moulin, tracked by the Gestapo, while the latter organizes the Resistance with other friends. It is in this house that the United Movements of the Resistance (M.U.R.) are born, on January 26, 1943. Jean Moulin was finally arrested by the Gestapo on June 21, 1943 in Caluire before dying on July 8 of the same year on the train that takes him to Germany.

Great characters of Beynost  

Antoine Magnin (1848-1926).

Born in Trevoux, in the Ain, Antoine Magnin is a scientist in the soul, among others doctor of medicine, botanist and in charge of the functions of aggregate natural history. He mainly pursues his career between Lyon and the Jura and is particularly interested in these regions from a botanical as well as a medical, biological or meteorological point of view ... He has studied in particular «malaria in Dombes» - pathogenic action that the marshes exercise on man - during his thesis of medicine. Antoine Magnin is buried in Beynost.

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Henry Gabrielle (1887-1968). Henry Gabrielle (1887-1968). Military doctor and then medical teacher, Henry Gabrielle is a man with a big heart, a diplomat, a visionary and a modernist. Throughout his life, he marks the medical world with his imprint. He was in turn head of the military hospital Desgenettes de Lyon (1939), president of the Hospital Union of south-east, from 1957. Elected mayor of Beynost in 1944, Henry Gabrielle was also originally Of the installation of the Blood Transfusion Center on the commune where it is buried.

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Joseph Martin Pierre Rollet (1824-1894).

NBorn and raised in the Ain, Joseph Rollet excels in his studies of medicine. This member of the Academy of Sciences, Belles lettres and Arts of Lyon, president of the National Society of Medicine of Lyon, and honorary president of the French Society of Dermatology and Syphiligraphy, devoted himself to venereal diseases as early as 1850 His work on this subject was considerable and his discoveries had important therapeutic and medico-legal consequences: the legal medicine of syphilis was now based on scientific foundations. He died on August 2, 1894, while he wrote the opening speech of the congress of dermato-venerology which begins the following day in Lyon. He is buried in Beynost. 

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BLANC et DEMILLY - Photographers What connection with Beynost? 
Édouard Bron settles as a photographer in Lyon around 1893. Around 1910 he hired an apprentice, Antoine Demilly, who in 1920 married Adrienne Bron, one of his two daughters.
Théodore Blanc was hired in 1915 in the same silk factory as Marcelle Bron. He practiced amateur photography and married Marcelle in 1918.
In 1923, Édouard Bron thought about retirement. He bought a property in the rue du Prieuré in Beynost (a village that had seduced him 40 years earlier when he had left his native Switzerland for Lyon).
He proposes to his sons-in-law to take his succession.
In 1924, the Bron workshop became "White & Demilly successors".
Source « Blanc & Demilly » 40 ans de photographie à Lyon - René Basset – Éditions Jacques André

Jean-Baptiste Martin (1875-1936).

The life of Jean-Baptiste Martin, better known as Canon Martin, was marked by his religious vocation, as well as by his love of nature and related sciences. The one who became parish priest of Beynost in 1913 has in fact written numerous pamphlets devoted to the geological history of our soil, the Rhône valley at the prehistoric ages, the Saône valley, the glacial moraines in Bresse and Dombes , The Jurassic lands, and the Sathonay region.

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Alexandre Lacassagne (1843-1924).

Known as one of the principal founders of criminal anthropology, he made Lyon the capital of French criminology. At the age of 37, he was appointed to the Chair of Forensic Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine in Lyon and held that position until his retirement in 1913. Here he specialized in forensic expertise. He uses intensively anthropometry and is one of the first to use the techniques of autopsy in criminology. He was a great collector and archivist in 1921, and donated 12,000 documents, photographs, drawings, sketches, etc. At the Lyon Municipal Library. He died in 1924 as a result of a car accident seven months before and was buried in Beynost, without flowers or speeches, as he had demanded.

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