Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte
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Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte
Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte
The chateau in Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte
The chateau in Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte
Coat of arms of Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte
Coat of arms
Location of Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte
Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte is located in France
Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte
Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte
Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte is located in Normandy
Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte
Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte
Coordinates: 49°23?14?N 1°31?51?W / 49.3872°N 1.5308°W / 49.3872; -1.5308Coordinates: 49°23?14?N 1°31?51?W / 49.3872°N 1.5308°W / 49.3872; -1.5308
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentManche
ArrondissementCherbourg
CantonBricquebec
IntercommunalityCA Cotentin
Government
 o Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Quinet
Area
1
34.27 km2 (13.23 sq mi)
Population
(2017-01-01)[1]
2,132
 o Density62/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 o Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
50551 /50390
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte is a commune in the Manche department in Normandy in north-western France.

It is situated in the Cotentin Peninsula near Valognes in the Manche département.

Population : 2,242 (1999 census).

History

The Château de Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte, an ancient castle with massive 14th century towers, and a 12-15th century abbey still mark a vivid history during the Middle Ages.

The city walls were breached by cannon during a siege in 1374. This is believed to have been among the first successful uses of guns against city walls in history.[2]

The fortress

Heraldry

Arms of Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte
The arms of Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte are blazoned :
Gules, 2 fesses, in center point a triple towered castle, all between 3 pairs of sea-bass adorsed Or.



Notable people

The English knight Sir John Chandos (died 1369) held the title Viscount of Saint-Sauveur-le Vicomte in the Cotentin.

The Blessed Catherine of St. Augustine, O.S.A., was born here in 1632. She was sent by her Order as a missionary nurse to New France, serving at the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec, where she died in 1668. She was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1989.

The novelist Jules Amédée Barbey d'Aurevilly was born there on 2 November 1808. A museum is now dedicated to him.

Sister Marie-Madeleine Postel acquired the derelict Benedictine monastery at St-Sauveur-le-Vicomte in 1830 which became the headquarters of the Sisters of the Christian Schools of Mercy; in 1846 she died in the town.

Medieval knight Geoffroy d'Harcourt who fought for both the French, and the English, during the 100 years war.

See also

References

Sources
Citations
  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ Kenneth Chase: Firearms. A Global History to 1700. Cambridge 2003. Cambridge University Press. P. 59.

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