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Bernard de Marigny

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, December 26, 2011
1. Bernard de Marigny Marker
Inscription. Bernard de Marigny de Mandeville (1785-1868) a wealthy land-owner, served in the U.S. Army, participated in framing the first and second constitutions of Louisiana, and served in the Louisiana Territorial Legislature. He also was elected President of the Louisiana State Senate in 1822. Lost most of his wealth before his death. Mandeville, Louisiana was founded by him in the 1830ís. Two streets of New Orleans, Mandeville and Marigny, carry the family name.
 
Erected 1983 by New Orleans Archdiocesan Cemeteries.
 
Location. 29° 57.555′ N, 90° 4.313′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker can be reached from Basin Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 429 Basin Street, New Orleans LA 70112, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Homer Adolph Plessy (here, next to this marker); Orleans Battalion of Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Italian Mutual Benevolent Society Tomb (within shouting distance of this marker); Closures – Grillwork (within shouting distance of this marker); Claiborne Tomb
Bernard de Marigny Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 26, 2011
2. Bernard de Marigny Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); In the Protestant Section (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Protestant Section (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
 
More about this marker. St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is bound by Basin, St. Louis, Conti and Treme Streets with the main entrance on Basin Street. Established in 1789 it is the oldest extant cemetery in New Orleans.
 
Regarding Bernard de Marigny. A wealthy planter, Bernard de Marigny's major claim to fame is that he introduced the game of craps to America. Unfortunately, for him, he was not very good at it and he died penniless.
 
Also see . . .  Bernard de Marigny - Wikipedia. (Submitted on January 15, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
Additional keywords. gambling
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 628 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 15, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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