French's Church burial ground, Berlin, Germany

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1AncillonJean Pierre Frédéric Ancillon1766711837no image27348659Descended from a distinguished French Hugenot family (his father was the Hugenot minister; and his ancestors included theologians and historians); Frédéric followed his father as French Hugenot minister in Berlin. He attracted the attention of Prince Henry of Prussia; brother of Frederick the Great; and Prince Henry arranged for Frédéric to take up the appointment of professor of history at the Berlin Military Academy. In 1806 he was appointed tutor to the future king Frederick William IV of Prussia; and in 1831 he became the Foreign Minister.

2BendelFranz Bendel1833411874id: BLNFRBendel27347760Bendel was a pianist and composerof Bohemian German (Sudeten) origin; who studied under Franz Liszt for five years. He died in Boston (USA) during a concert tour.

3BerlinguierP L Berlinguier1748621810no image27347834Merchant

4ChambeauPaul Chambeau1842541896id: BLNFRPaulChamb27347451Died in Prenzlau in Brandenberg.
Alma Chambeau1857841941

5de la CroixAnne de la Croix1851341885id: BLNFRdelaCroix27347585
Albert de la Croix1839481887

6DevrientLudwig (David Louis) Devrient1784481832id: BLNFRDevrient27348561Descended from a French Hugenot family; Devrient was intended for his father's silk business. However in 1803 he joined a troop of actors and appeared the following year for the first time ina play by Schiller. Later he became a well-known performer in Germany; France and England; appearing in Shakesperean roles. His three nephews - Edward; Charles-Auguste; and Gustave - all became well-known Shakespearean actors.

7du Bois-ReymondFelix-henri du Bois-Reymond1782831865id: BLNFRBoisRey127347163Born in the village of St Sulpice near Neufchatel in Switzerland; he was an author and advisor to the Prussian Foreign Ministry
Emil Heinrich du Bois-Reymond1818781896 Emil was a distinguished scientist; physioogist and a pionneer of electro-physiology; and became professor of physiology at the university of Berlin in 1858. An annual award named in his honour was created in 1999. His brother was the mathemitician Paul du Bois-Reymond.
Wilhemine Julie Françoise du Bois-Reymond1789751864 Born in the royal city of Potsdam; Wilhemine was a member of one of the oldest and most respected French Hugenot families in Berlin. Her Polish Protestant grandfather was Daniel Chodowiecki; the most popular Prussian painter and engraver of the 18th century; and her father was the librarian of the royal library.

8du TitreMarie Anne du Titre1748791827id: BLNFRduTitre273483671Marie Anne was the ninth of ten children of Benjamin George; a wealthy Hugenot brewery owner; and Sara Roberts. In 1781; she married Etienne du Titre; one of the richest men in Berlin through his cotton business. They lived a sumptuous lifestyle; and were amongst the leaders of Berlin society; as friends of the king and acquaintances of the Goethe and the Romantic author E.T.A Hoffmann. Madame du Titre; as she was known; was renowned for speaking a curious mix of French and German; which often gave rise to both confusion and some hilarity.

9GainArmand Gain1835421877id: BLNFRGain1
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10GeorgeBenjamin (?) George1823id: BLNFRBenGeorge27348241b 17?9 - Benjamin George was probably the brother of Marie Anne du Titre who is also buried in this cemetery.

11JouanneBenjamin Edouard Jouanne1801611862id: BLNFRJouanBen273479103Merchant

12JouanneJean Jouanne1752541806id: BLNFRJouanJean27348194age 54 (?)

13JouanneSara Elizabeth Jouanne1742711813id: BLNFRJouanSara273480104Sara was probably a sister of Marie Anne du Titre who is also buried in this cemetery.

14RavenéPeter (Pierre) Louis Ravené1793681861id: BLNFRRavené127348460Ravené was a rich industrialist of French Hugenot origins; who inherited the family business from his well-established father; Jacob Ravené (who was also buried in the cemetery but the tomb is now destroyed). Peter developed the family interests by investing in copper mines in ANhalt which supplied the new railways. With the resulting wealth; he developed an important art collection which he displayed to the public and part of which now is displayed in the Bode Museum in Berlin. He was an adept of occultism; and predicted - correctly - that he would died in 1861.

15SteffeckCarl Steffeck1818721890id: BLNFRCarlSteff27347660Trained at the Berlin Academy of Arts and later in France and Italy; Staffeck was principally an animal painter and watercolourist. His pupils included Max Lieberman.

16von HautevilleRobert Guiscard von Hauteville1868431911id: BLNFRHauteville27347356Robert appears to be a member of the French aristocratic family of d'Hautveille; and named after his illustrious 11th century forbear who became Duke of Apulia and Calabria after the Norman invasion of Italy.

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