18 July 2020

Gabriel Jeanton in Tournus (Saône-et-Loire (71))

As it says under the street sign bearing his name, Gabriel Jeanton (1881-1943) was an archaelogist, a historian and a folklorist from Tournus, although he was born in Mâcon and died in Lacrost. He was particularly interested in the culture of the département Saône-et-Loire. Among other things, he was curator of the museum in Tournus, president of the Académie des sciences, arts et Belles Lettres in Mâcon from 1925 from 1935 and president of the Société des amis des arts et des sciences de Tournus (SAAST). He is the author of a great number of local history publications.

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