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Where is Victor-Alexandre Puiseux buried?

He was a famous French mathematician. According to available information, he died in Frontenay, a very small village France in 1883.

Here are his wiki links for both English and French.

I tried a multilingual search. I also looked up findagrave.com. No success.

I am not allowed to comment on meta, so here is one instead: Hello. I only have about 10-15 threads to finish. After that I will stop posting these type of questions. Yes, I can post max one per day. In general I find it difficult to find a grave location. There is the findagrave.com website, which is good but not perfect. Then I can do multilingual search. I have also found national databases of graves for some countries, but they are not good in most cases. A search can be more difficult in case of wrong data on Wikipedia regarding full names and date of birth/death, which happens sometimes.

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  • Again, this is not a grave discovery site.
    – Jos
    Sep 13, 2022 at 8:26
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    @Jos Please also share your opinions on history.meta.stackexchange.com/q/4378/26786 where this general topic is currently discussed… Sep 13, 2022 at 8:40
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    I am not allowed to comment there, so here is one instead: Hello. I only have about 10-15 threads to finish. After that I will stop posting these type of questions. Yes, I can post max one per day. In general I find it difficult to find a grave location. There is the findagrave.com website, which is good but not perfect. Then I can do multilingual search. I have also found national databases of graves for some countries, but they are not good in most cases. A search can be more difficult in case of wrong data on Wikipedia regarding full names and date of birth/death, which happens sometimes.
    – Jane B.
    Sep 13, 2022 at 9:23
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    I am thankfull for the assistance provided on this discussion forum.
    – Jane B.
    Sep 13, 2022 at 9:23
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    I am the same person, I ask the same type of question, but about different famous people.
    – Jane B.
    Sep 14, 2022 at 6:42

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Roland Brasseur, a retired French math teacher, maintains a website "Les mathématiciens du cimetière du Montparnasse" on which he records all the mathematicians buried in the large Montparnasse Cemetery in Paris. As of June 2022 he had identified 158 mathematicians there.

Under the update for April 7, 2020, one finds:

PUISEUX Victor. 1820-1883. ENS. Maître de conférences à l'ENS, astronome à l'observatoire de Paris, professeur à la Sorbonne, Bureau des longitudes.

Clicking on the name leads to a PDF document that provides much detailed biographical information about Victor Puiseux. At the top of the document one finds the location of Puiseux's grave within the cemetery: division 14, 2 Sud, 28 Ouest. Towards the end of the document there is a picture of the grave as photographed by the author in 2008.

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