Gerbéviller

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Gerbéviller
The chateau in Gerbéviller
The chateau in Gerbéviller
Coat of arms of Gerbéviller
Coat of arms
Location of Gerbéviller
Gerbéviller is located in France
Gerbéviller
Gerbéviller
Gerbéviller is located in Grand Est
Gerbéviller
Gerbéviller
Coordinates: 48°29′45″N 6°30′38″E / 48.4958°N 6.5106°E / 48.4958; 6.5106Coordinates: 48°29′45″N 6°30′38″E / 48.4958°N 6.5106°E / 48.4958; 6.5106
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentMeurthe-et-Moselle
ArrondissementLunéville
CantonLunéville-2
IntercommunalityCommunauté de communes de la Mortagne
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Daniel Bontems
Area
1
23.94 km2 (9.24 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,375
 • Density57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Gerbévillois
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
54222 /54830
Elevation224–317 m (735–1,040 ft)
(avg. 238 m or 781 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Gerbéviller (german: Gorbersweiler[2]) is a commune in the Meurthe-et-Moselle department in north-eastern France. It is 33 km (as the crow flies) south east of Nancy and 73 km south-south-east of Metz. Culturally and historically, it is part of Lorraine.

Geography[edit]

The village lies on the banks of the river Mortagne, which flows northwestward through the commune. The Château de Gerbéviller and its park lie to the west of the village. Both are designated historical monuments.

History[edit]

Around August 24th, 1914, the village was occupied by German troops in World War I. In retaliation for the stubborn defense of the city by the French 2e Bataillon de Chasseurs à Pied, and for the actions of French civilians who took up arms to assist in the defense,[3] the German occupiers systematically burned and pillaged about 80% of the city and massacred its population.[4]

The village is known for the action of Amélie Rigard. As Sister Julie, she kept running the hospice in Gerbéviller during the occupation. She was awarded the Legion of Honour in 1930.[5][6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ http://cuni.georeferencer.com/compare#
  3. ^ "Château de Gerbéviller - Bataille de Gerbéviller". www.chateau-gerbeviller.com. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Gerbéviller - La bataille du pont - histoire-lorraine". histoire-lorraine.fr. Retrieved 2019-01-03.
  5. ^ Madame Rigard (in French), Légion d'Honneur, retrieved 2017-11-12
  6. ^ Bernard, Laurence (ed.), "SŒUR JULIE 1854 - 1925" (PDF), 14/18 Centennaire Les Femmes Celebres de la Grande Guerre (in French), Ville du Pecq, retrieved 2017-11-12