More about Amiens

(okt 2010) Naar MIJN STAMBOMEN


Amiens is a town in the north of France, Picardie. It was (and is) an important industrial city especially in textile.

A lot of people from this region came to Leiden.


First photo (wikipedia) The Belfry (le Beffroi) was a prison in the 16th and 17th centuries. Some Protestants were imprisoned here. Religious processions filed down this street toward the Cathedral.

Other photo's from David Rosenberg :

West facade of the Cathedral of Notre Dame of Amiens, one of the largest and most brilliant of the medieval Gothic churches in Europe

The Church of St. Leu. The authorities were scandalized when a highly placed churchman named Jean Morand preached Protestant ideas in this parish church during the Advent season of 1533.

List of people coming from Amiens

List of people coming from Picardie

Where they lived (streets) (David Rosenberg)

List of people from the Wallon church(David Rosenberg)

 The streets of Leiden with pictures