Falvy is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.
Geography [ edit ]
Falvy is situated on the D103 road, on the banks of the
river Somme, some 19 miles (31 km) west of Saint Quentin.
History [ edit ]
Falvy originated as a
Gaulish village. Known by different names over the centuries :Fala, Falvicum in 1135, Phalevi in 1146, then Fallevy or Falevi sur Somme and finally Falvy Principle events :
In the 12th century, Raoul I de Nesle,
seigneur of both Nesle and Falvy, gave the windmill of Falvy-sur-Somme to the church at Saint-Quentin. 1629 and
Louis XIII dismantles the château, a medieval fortress On 22 November 1916, fighter-ace-pilot
Georges Guynemer claimed his 23rd victim at Falvy. On 9 August 1918, the bridge at Falvy was attacked by Lieutenant James Alfred Keating, an American volunteer in the
RFC. He won the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Population [ edit ]
Historical population of Falvy
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.
Places of interest [ edit ]
The church of Saint Benoite has dimensions that are relative to a time when the population was larger. Its origin was as a chapel to the chateau. It was victim of revolutionary vandalism in 1792, losing much of its embellishment and harmony by such destruction.
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