Cavaignac, Godefroy

BORN 30 May 1800, Paris - DIED 6 May 1845
BIRTH NAME Cavaignac, Eleonore Louis Godefroy
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Cimetière de Montmartre, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 31)

Son of the politician Jean Baptiste Cavaignac. He studied law and participated in complots against the Bourbons. After the rebellion of 1830 he declared himself the leader of the republicans and initially he opposed the regime of the new king Louis Philippe. He was imprisoned but acquitted. When he was about to be arrested again in 1834 he fled to England. There he was a member of a republican secret committee in 1836-1837.

He returned to France in April, 1840. In Paris in 1843 he was among the founders of the newspaper "La Reforme" for which he wrote republican propaganda. After a long illness he died in 1845.

• Father: Cavaignac, Jean Baptiste
• Brother: Cavaignac, Eugène Louis

Related persons
• has grave monument designed by Rude, François


The grave of Jean Baptiste Cavaignac, Godefroy Cavaignac and Eugène Louis Cavaignac at Montmartre Cimetière, Paris.
Picture by Androom (18 May 2005)


• Beyern, Bertrand, Guide des Cimetières en France, Le Cherche Midi Éditeur, Paris, 1994
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
Wikipedia (FR)

Cavaignac, Jean Baptiste

Published: 04 Feb 2018
Last update: 02 Jun 2024