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Could Nancy Marie Marvingt make her entry into the Pantheon?


Great sportswoman, aviation pioneer, veteran, resistant, scalled “the Bride of Danger”. The memory of Nancy Marie Marvingt is maintained by an association which has requested its pantheonization from the President of the Republic.

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Mountaineer, boxer, aviation pioneer, Marie Marvingt has tasted everything. He was a real hothead. In 1909, she was the first to reach England from Nancy with her ball. During the Great War, she is in the trenches, disguised as a man, we find her alongside the Resistance during the Second World War.

The feats of the famous adventurer continued until she was 80 when she made a Paris-Nancy by bicycle. The heroine had even asked to participate with the men in the Tour de France. Despite an incredible record, Marie Marvingt died alone and forgotten by all in 1963 in Nancy.

An association in the capital of Lorraine is fighting to revive the memory of Marie Marvingt and bring this feminist back to the Pantheon before her time.

We must not forget that in the Pantheon, women are few in number and can be counted on the fingers of one hand.

Marcel Cordier

Association Marie Marvingt

Request for pantheonization of Marie Marvingt

There are indeed very few women in the national necropolis which brings together more than 80 personalities, “great men” who have deserved national recognition, including many soldiers. On June 30, 2017, Simone Veil was the fifth woman to enter the Panthéon, after Sophie Berthelot, physicist Marie Curie and resistance fighters Germaine Tillion and Geneviève de Gaulle-Anthonioz. Sophie Berthelot was the first to rest there, alongside her husband, the scientist Marcellin Berthelot. But Marie Curie was the first woman to make her entry there in recognition of her work. It was not until 60 years after his death that the double Nobel Prize in chemistry and physics (prize obtained with her husband) entered the Pantheon in 1995.

Marie Marvingt could therefore be the sixth to join among the great men these great women who marked their time. Since the beginning of the Fifth Republic, only the president has been empowered – in fact – to decide on a pantheonization, most often in accordance with his vision of the history of France.



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