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Victor Noir, (July 30, 1848January 10, 1870), was a French journalist. July 30 is the 211th day (212th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 154 days remaining. ... 1848 (MDCCCXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 10 is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ...


Born Yvan Salmon at Attigny, Vosges, he went to Paris where he became a popular journalist for the newspaper "La Marseillaise" where he adopted the name Victor Noir as his pseudonym. Attigny is a commune of the Vosges département in France. ... Vosges is a French département, named after the Vosges mountain range. ... The Eiffel Tower has become the symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... A pseudonym (Greek pseudo + -onym: false name) is an artificial, fictitious name, also known as an alias, used by an individual as an alternative to a persons true name. ...


In 1870 he went to meet Prince Pierre Bonaparte, the great-nephew of the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, and cousin of the then-ruling Emperor Napoleon III. Victor Noir and Ulric de Foinville were sent as witnesses to fix the terms of a duel with Pierre Bonaparte on behalf of politician Paschal Grousset. But an argument broke out and Pierre shot Noir dead. Pierre Napoleon Bonaparte (October 11, 1815 - April 7, 1881) was the son of Lucien Bonaparte and nephew of Emperor Napoleon. ... Bonaparte as general Napoleon Bonaparte ( 15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a general of the French Revolution and was the ruler of France as First Consul (Premier Consul) of the French Republic from November 11, 1799 to May 18, 1804, then as Emperor of the French (Empereur des... Napoléon III Emperor of the French (Charles Louis Napoléon Bonaparte) (20 April 1808 – 9 January 1873) was President of the French Republic from 1849 to 1852, and then Emperor of the French under the name Napoléon III from 1852 to 1870. ... On 11 July 1804, Alexander Hamilton was fatally wounded in a duel with Aaron Burr at Weehauken, New Jersey that had immense political impact in the early United States and is arguably the most famous duel in history. ... Jean François Paschal Grousset (1844 - 1909) was a French politician and journalist. ...


A public outcry followed and on January 12, led by political activist Auguste Blanqui, more than 100,000 people joined Noir's funeral procession to a cemetery in Neuilly. January 12 is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Louis Auguste Blanqui (February 8, 1805 _ January 1, 1881) was a French political activist. ... There are many places named Neuilly in France: This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


At a time when the Emperor was already unpopular, Pierre's acquittal on the murder charge caused enormous public outrage that erupted into a number of violent demonstrations. However a plebiscite was held over a new more liberal constitution and was approved by a crushing majority. The Republican cause appeared to be lost. A referendum (plural: referendums or referenda) or plebiscite is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to either accept or reject a particular proposal. ...


Separate events however led to the Franco-Prussian War which resulted in the overthrow of the Emperor's regime on September 4, 1870. Following the establishment of the Third Republic, the body of Victor Noir was moved to Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris. Combatants Second French Empire North German Confederation allied with south German states (later German Empire) Commanders Napoleon III Helmuth von Moltke Strength 500,000[] 550,000[] Casualties 150,000 dead or wounded 284,000 captured 350,000 civilian [] 100,000 dead or wounded 200,000 civilian [] The Franco-Prussian War... September 4 is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years). ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... The French Third Republic, (in French, La Troisième République, sometimes written as La IIIe République) (1870/75-10 July 1940) was the governing body of France between the Second French Empire and the Vichy Regime. ... Looking down the hill at Père Lachaise. ...


A life-size bronze statue depicting Noir as he lay dying was sculpted by Jules Dalou to mark his grave. The sculpture was created with a very noticeable "life-size" protuberance in Noir's trousers that has made it one of the most popular memorials for females to visit in the famous cemetery. Myth says that placing a flower in the upturned tophat after rubbing the statue's genital area, lips, and foot will enhance fertility, bring a blissful sex life, or, in some versions, a husband within the year. As a result of the legend, those particular components of the tarnished bronze statue are rather well-worn. Assorted ancient Bronze castings found as part of a cache, probably intended for recycling. ... Aimé-Jules Dalou, born December 31, 1838 - died April 15, 1902, was a French sculptor. ... Fertility is the ability of people or animals to produce healthy offspring in abundance, and of the earth to bear fruit. ...


In 2005 a fence was erected around the statue of Noir, to deter people from touching the statue. Due to the protests of the female population of Paris however, it was torn down again.


External links

  • "'Lewd Rubbing' Shuts Paris Statue" (BBC)
  • "Statue Fenced Off to Protect Groin"
  • Astrological Chart for Victor Noir
  • Pere Lachaise virtual tour

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Victor Noir photo - Karl R. Josker photos at pbase.com (76 words)
Victor Noir was shot to death on the streets of Paris in 1870, and this life-sized casting is a depiction of how he was found.
A certain part of his anatomy is quite prominent, and women hoping to get pregnant have rubbed it for luck.
Victor should have been so lucky in life.
Victor Noir - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (386 words)
Victor Noir, (July 30, 1848 – January 10, 1870), was a French journalist.
Following the establishment of the Third Republic, the body of Victor Noir was moved to Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris.
A life-size bronze statue depicting Noir as he lay dying was sculpted by Jules Dalou to mark his grave.
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