Decauville, Paul

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Decauville, Paul Gender: M
Paul Amand Decauville
born on 7 June 1846 at 19:00 (= 7:00 PM )
Place Évry, France, 48n38, 2e27
Timezone LMT m2e27 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 16°34' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 22°01 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 06°16'

Paul Decauville


French engineer, businessman and politician, he is the inventor of a railway system that bears his name (Decauville). He founded a construction company in 1910 to exploit the patents it had obtained. He was mayor of Evry-Petit Bourg from 1881 to 1892, Senator of Seine-et-Oise from 1890 to 1900, and mayor of the town of Saint-Léger (Manche) for a time. He died on 29 June 1922 at age 76 in Neuilly-sur-Seine.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Birth certificate in Didier Geslain archive, 'd' pdf file, p. 61.


  • Vocation : Business : Business owner
  • Vocation : Engineer : Mechanical (Railway)
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office