BORN 3 Jun 1749, Bordeaux, Gironde - DIED 15 Aug 1835, Dauzac, Medoc|
GRAVE LOCATION Bordeaux, Gironde: Cimetière de la Chartreuse, 180 rue Georges Bonnac (division 46 (Allée Jean Burguet))
Jean-Baptiste Lynch came from an Irish family that had fled to Bordeaux. His father Thomas Lynch married the daughter of treasurer Pierre Drouillard. Jean-Baptiste was educated as a lawyer and he was appointed to advise the parliament of Bordeaux. He married the daughter of Berthon Leberthon, the president of the parliament.
In 1789 he followed Leberthon to Paris and after he expressed his opinions there in public he was imprisoned during the Terror. After his release he received the title of General council. Napoleon appointed him mayor of Bordeaux in 1808 and he held this position until 1814. After Napoleon's downfall he sised with the Bourbons and during the 100 Days he fled to England. After the restoration he was knighted by Louis XVIII.
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