Gal, Auguste

INDUSTRIALIST (FRANCE)
BORN 1806, Nice - DIED 1883, Nice
GRAVE LOCATION Nice, Alpes-Maritimes: Cimetière du Château

August Gal was an olive oil merchant. He became a member of the city council of Nice in 1855. In 1860 he spoke against the autonomistes, who were opposed to Nice becoming part of France. His heirs donated his lands to the city of Nice on the condition that a street would be named after him. There is indeed a Rue Auguste Gal in Nice.

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The grave of Auguste Gal at the Cimetière du Château, Nice.
Picture by Androom (29 Nov 2008)

 


Gallmeyer, Josephine

Published: 9 Feb 2014
Last update: 9 Feb 2014