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Falvy is a commune in the Sommemarker department in Picardiemarker in northern Francemarker.

Geography

Falvy is situated on the D103 road, on the banks of the river Sommemarker, some west of Saint Quentin.

History

Falvy originated as a Gaulish village. Known by different names over the centuries :Fala, Falvicum in 1135, Phalevi in 1146, then Fallevy or Falevi sur Somme and finally FalvyPrinciple events :
  • In the 12th century, Raoul I de Nesle, seigneur of both Nesle and Falvy, gave the windmill of Falvy-sur-Somme to the church at Saint-Quentin.
  • 1629 and Louis XIII dismantles the ch√Ęteau , a medieval fortress
  • On 22 November 1916, fighter-ace-pilot Georges Guynemer claimed his 23rd victim at Falvy.
  • On the 9th August 1918, the bridge at Falvy was attacked by Lieutenant James Alfred Keating , an American volunteer in the RFC. He won the Distinguished Flying Cross.


Population

Population history
1954 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
138 117 118 108 116 106 100 142
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates


Places of interest

  • The church of Saint Benoite has dimensions that are relative to a time when the population was larger. Its origin was as a chapel to the chateau. It was victim of revolutionary vandalism in 1792, losing much of its embellishment and harmony by such destruction.
  • The lake


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