|Born||January 17, 1799
|Died||March 19, 1870
|Children||Philippe Félix Sextius Aude|
Antoine Aude was born on January 17, 1799 in Aix-en-Provence. His father, Antoine-Laurent-Michel Aude, was a lawyer at the Parliament of Aix-en-Provence before the French Revolution, then a Professor of Law, and he worked for the city council during the Revolution. He studied the Law alongside François-Auguste Mignet (1796-1884) and Adolphe Thiers (1797-1877).
He started his career as a lawyer in Aix.
He decided to embark upon a career in politics. He served as an advisor to the Mayor, Joseph Chambaud, during the cholera epidemic of 1835. He went on to serve as the Mayor of Aix-en-Provence from 1835 to 1848. During his tenure, he brought gas lighting to the town, commissioned the construction of a canal built by François Zola (1796-1847), conceived the Canal du Verdon for water distribution (since then replaced by the Canal de Provence), commissioned the construction of a railroad track from Aix to Rognac, and established the Faculty of Letters, the Ecole Nationale des Arts et Métiers and a mental asylum. He also conceived the Museum d'Histoire Naturelle Aix-en-Provence, together with his son.
He married Thérèse Heiriès (1804-1851). They had a son:
- Philippe Félix Sextius Aude (1836-1912).
He died on March 19, 1870.
- The Rue Antoine Aude in Aix-en-Provence is named in his honour. Formerly known as the Rue de l'Official, it changed its name in 1870.
- Les Rues d'Aix
- Henri Barré, Les Bouches-du-Rhône : 11 : Encyclopédie départementale : Biographies, Marseille: Paul Masson, 1913, p. 31
- André Bouyala d'Arnaud, Évocation du vieil Aix-en-Provence, Paris: Edition de Minuit, 1964, p. 101
|Mayor of Aix-en-Provence