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Street named after Marie-Angélique Duchemin

    Marie-Angélique Duchemin (b. Dinan, France, 1772 – d. 1859) was a French soldier who served in Corsica from 1792 to 1799. She disguised herself as a man in order to fight alongside her husband but was permitted to remain in service after she was revealed to be a woman, as she had already proven herself as an exceptionally skilled fighter. She was promoted to lieutenant in 1804, from which time she received a pension. Napoleon III decorated her as a Chevalier (Knight) of the French Legion of Honour on August 15, 1851. She was the first woman to receive that honor.

    Address : Rue Marie-Angélique Duchemin, Nantes

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