The chateau in Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Michel Quinet|
|34.27 km2 (13.23 sq mi)|
|• Density||64/km2 (170/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.|
Population : 2,242 (1999 census).
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.
|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.
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.
- Kenneth Chase: Firearms. A Global History to 1700. Cambridge 2003. Cambridge University Press. P. 59.
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