Pigeon, Charles

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Pigeon, Charles Gender: M
Charles Joseph Pigeon
born on 29 March 1838 at 02:30 (= 02:30 AM )
Place Le Mesnil-Lieubray, France, 49n3121, 1e3030
Timezone LMT m1e3030 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Mandl
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 07°58' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 21°32 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 12°52'

Charles Pigeon (grave in Montmartre, Paris)
photo: Martin Greslou, license gfdl


French dealer in lamps who invented the Pigeon lamp, a non-exploding gasoline lamp, in 1884 (exhibited at the Exposition universelle de 1900). He then manufactured the lamp which made him famous and wealthy.

He died on 18 March 1915 in Paris at age 76. After his death he remains noted for his family grave in Montparnasse Cemetery in Paris, which he commissioned in 1905 to hold up to 18 family members. The main feature is a life-sized bronze sculpture of Pigeon (notebook and pencil in hand) and his wife lying on a bed, overlooked by an angel, which had been illuminated by a lamp for many years by his custodians.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Michaël Mandl quotes birth record [1].


  • Vocation : Business/Marketing : Sales
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Pigeon lamp")