7, 8, 9 Historic women
Gabrielle Suchon, Émilie du Châtelet and Henriette d’Angeville
Three exceptional women once wandered the streets of the town of Semur-en-Auxois:
In the 17th century, Gabrielle Suchon fled from the town's convent to be able to devote her time to study. She is considered to be one of the very first feminists!
In the 18th century, the great mathematician Émilie du Châtelet was married to the governor of Semur-en-Auxois, and spent several years there.
Henriette d’Angeville, the "Fiancée du Mont-Blanc", was born there. She got this nickname because she was the first female mountaineer to climb Mont Blanc in 1838!