History and Genealogy of family LATIL,
in Provence and in Louisiana,
since the 15th Century.




voir cette page en françaisFAMILIES LATIL established in France.


Joseph LATIL, 1752-1817.

Auguste LATIL, guillotiné à Lyon, en 1794.

François-Vincent-Mathieu LATIL, peintre, 1796-1890.

Mme Eugénie LATIL, née Henry, peintre, 1808-1879.

Léo LATIL, poète, 1890-1915.

Georges et Lazare LATIL, fondateurs de la Société LATIL.

Pierre de LATIL, écrivain.

Dominique LATIL, scénariste, 1970.


(Latil orphans, without family of fastening, to our knowledge).


Joseph LATIL.


Joseph LATIL, 1752-1817Born in Sisteron (in the Alps-of-High-Provence) on 3 November 1752, died in Sisteron on August 3, 1817.


He was a lawyer, a mayor and first consul in his birthplace, when he was elected, on April 15, 1789,  delegated by the Third-state of the seneschalsy of Forcalquier, in the States general and delegated by the Constituent Assembly (1789-1791).


He attended regularly the sessions of the Assembly, and signed the oath of the Jeu de Paume. 


"He brought to the Assembly, says one of his biographers, friendly spirit of the reforms which time had made necessary, but full of moderation and wisdom ; he voted with the majority of Constituents  ".


( The General States were renamed National Assembly Constituent Assembly the June 17, 1789. Consisted 270 representatives of the Nobility of whom 90 Liberals, 300 representatives of the clergy of whom 200 priests and 600 representatives of the Third-state (jurists, owners, traders + 11 noble persons and 3 clerics.)


He became, in the expiration of the mandate, magistrate of security and councillor in the Basses - Alps in Forcalquier's Sénéchaussée, and Sisteron


Auguste LATIL (known as Chatillon).


It was born on August 25, 1759, in Sisteron in the Alp-of-High-Provence and lived in Lyon.

He was the son of Master messire Jean-Joseph Gaspard LATIL, councillor and prosecutor of the King in the office of Sisteron, and of Lady Genevieve AIMAN de BIGNOSC. He was noble.


 He was a pupil in Juilly's school from 1769 till 1779, time when he set of the service in the provincial battalion of the garrison of Dauphiné. He had served in 1780 as younger gentleman in Neustrie's regiment, become then the 10 ème regiment of Infantry. In 1783, he was a second lieutenant, then a lieutenant in the second in 1789. He was a captain in 1792 in the company of Mr.de CAUSSADE. Then on November 24, 1794, he resigned and settled down in Lyons, place of Boucherie-des-Terreaux.


 The 15 nivôse a year 2 (in January 4, 1794), the Ad hoc committee of Commune-Affranchie's revolutionary surveillance (name of Lyons under the Terror) orders its arrest in these terms :

" LATIL, presumed noble, served as captain under the name of Châtillon in the 10-th regiment of infantry, came to Lyons only in about of the revolt.  "


 The revolutionary committee of Lyons, consisted of seven members, (less two refusing to be a part of it, Marcellin and Vauquoy) : Parein, president of the committee(commission), elder Brunière and Lafaye in the right-hand side, Fernex and Corchand to his(her) left, sat twice, the morning, of nine hours(o'clock) at midday, and the evening, from seven o'clock till nine o'clock, in the room of the Consulate every day, in the City hall. There was neither public indicter, nor clerk of the court. A secretary was present, but did not sign judgments.


 The accused persons waited in the hallway of the courtroom. Each of them was introduced separately. Two minutes, on average, were dedicated to the interrogation and to the judgment.


 During one of these lawsuits, it was accused for being a counter-revolutionary, an ex-noble and for having fought  with the rebels.


 He was condemned by the revolutionary Committee of Lyons, to the guillotine, in the age of 35 years, the 7 pluviôse of the year 2 (in January 26, 1794). This day, they were 9 guillotined, and shot 23.


 When the condemned persons, taken out of the prison to go instead of the torture, passed on the place of Terreaux, one held  some of it to guillotine them on this place. The guillotine was established permanently and without being defused, in 25 metres of the street Saint-Pierre, towards the entrance of the current passage of Terreaux. One dug a ditch to receive the blood of the victims, but it was soon insufficient and the blood poured into all the directions, and until the church John Dory. Corpses were thrown in the Rhone, what caused vile miasmas.


 The revolutionary committee executed from December 4, 1793 till April 13, 1794, 1.684 culprits, accused person to be counter-revolutionaries, is 732 by the guillotine, and the rest by the cannon, or shot, and finished in the so necessary sabre. It produced to the freedom 1682 innocents, and condemned in the detention 162 suspect individuals.


François-Vincent-Mathieu LATIL.


Born on February 2, 1796 in Aix-en-Provence, deceased on March 4, 1890 in Saint-Girons.


He  entered the Art college on March 11, 1818. At the end of Fine art, he went to complete the education in Paris, in the workshops of the baron GROS  and Paulin GUERIN. Conscientious artist, otherwise brilliant, he lives to admit in the Salon from 1824 till 1859, and obtained a second medal in 1827 (Jesus cures a person possessed) and a first medal in 1841 (Episode of the History of wrecks).


He  especially cultivated historic and religious painting.

He was a painter of portraits and painter of history. It is the painting of kind, between realism and fantastic.

Episode of the history of the shipwrecked men, by Francois Vincent LATIL.

His works are in the museum of Augustins in Toulouse (opposite: Episode of the history of the shipwrecked men. 1841), in the museum of Aurillac, of Montpellier, of Aix-en-Provence, of Tarbes, of Versailles, of Fontainebleau...


Here are his works :


Byrane abandonnant Olympe (Salon, 1824) (Musée d’Aix-en-Pce).

Le lavement des pieds par N.S.J.C. (commandé par la ville de Paris). – Jésus guérit un possédé (médaille, 1827) (Musée d’Aix-en-Pce).

La tunique de Joseph (1830).

Un jeune voyageur assassiné et dépouillé par les brigands (Musée de Toulouse) – Le Sauveur apaisant la tempête (1831).

Moralité du peuple en l’absence des lois : juillet 1830 – Portrait du baron de Sch. Et de Mme de *** (1835).

Quinze esquisses. – Portrait de M. R*** et de M. E*** (1836).

Invasion de 1814 – Une Madeleine (1837).

La fille d’un vétéran de la Grande Armée (1838).

Le soldat compatissant (1840).

Episode de l’Histoire des naufrages (1ère médaille, 1841) (Musée de Toulouse).

Jésus guérissant des malades à la porte du Temple (1842).

Jésus-Christ mis au tombeau (1843).

Saint Jean prêchant dans le désert (Musée d’Aix-en-Pce) – Saint Paul baptisant Lydie (Musée d’Aix-en-Pce) – Saint Pierre guérissant sur les places publiques – Saint Jean l’Aumônier, évêque d’Alexandrie – Le Pasteur du hameau (1844).

Le Christ déposé au pied de la Croix – Saint Paul en Macédoine (1845).

Saint Pierre – Saint Louis à Damiette (1846).

La mission des Apôtres – Inhumation des chrétiens massacrés à Sidon (1847).

L’Ordre (1848).

Saint Jean le Précurseur – Portrait de M. C. (1849).

Jésus à douze ans chez les Docteurs (1850).

Portrait de Raspail – Le Christ – Saint Pierre – Sainte Madeleine – Jeunes naufragés en action de grâce (Musée d’Aix-en-Pce) – Christophe Colomb et le P. J. Perez de Marchena (1859).


Mrs. Eugenie LATIL, Born HENRY.


Born in 1808 in Moscow, French parents, wife of Francois-Vincent LATIL, died in October 1879 inGoodbye of Henri IV to Gabrielle d'Estrees, by Eugenie Latil. Saint-Girons.

Painter of kind and portraits.

She appeared in the salon from 1839 till 1850, and obtained medals in 1839 and 1841


Here are her works :

Romeo and Juliette, by Eugenie LATIL

Good-bye of Henri IV to Gabrielle d' Estrées (opposite up)

Romeo and Juliette. 1843 (opposite down)



Léo Latil.


Born in 1890, deceased September 27, 1915.


It was dismissed in philosophy of Aix-en-Provence's faculty.


In 1914, he wrote "the letters of a soldier" (48 pages) which were published after its death.

He was mobilized on April 15, 1915 in the 67ème Régiment of Infantry of line (12-th DI, 6-th CA, 4-th Army) .


On September 25, 1915, after an artillery preparation of three days, the II-th and IV-th armies tried to break the German positions of Auberive to Ville-sur-Tourbe, in Champagne.


 Léo LATIL was in the 12-th division under the orders of general GRAMMAT, on the West Navarin's farm. They pushed the first line of Auberive to Mesnil-les-Hurlus, on three kilometres. They seized the second German line, by a more painful effort. They earthed up on the third German line with opposite slope, with an intact and unbridgeable barbed wire, because hidden from the sight.


Léo LATIL was killed on September 27, 1915, during an assault.


 On September 29, the attack was settled). it left 138 576 people outside fight, and 25.000 German prisoners. Earning ground was of about forty square kilometres.


In 1936, the composer Darius Milhaud put in music his poems ("the abandonment", "the turtle-dove", "the nightingale", "my pain and his/her partner".)


Georges Latil and Lazare Latil.


Both were the threads of Honoré Joseph LATIL, lawyer, prosecutor of the King, then vice-president of the court of Deserving, creative of the canal of irrigation of Manosque's region, with his brother Jean LATIL.


 Auguste Joseph Frédéric Georges LATIL. Often named Georges LATIL. Engineer from Marseilles. 1878-1961. He applies for the patent, in 1897 , of the principle of articulated transmission allowing to activate(sue) the wheels of an axle before of a vehicle.


 Auguste Joseph Frédéric Georges LATIL was decorated on March 06, 1930 in the rank of chevalier of the Legion of Honour.


With the end of the 19th century, the two Latil brothers had the idea to improve the horse-drawn carriage. They built a car with front traction in 1898.


In 1906, Georges Latil discovered the Cardan joint with kneecap and deposited a patent for the invention of a perfectly autonomous front-axle unit (clutch, direction and braking) which it supplemented thereafter of a frame.


They manufacture front-axle units which are sold to equip with the carts. Those become thus trucks with nose gear wheels motor coaches and directors. The first customers of the company are removers, conveyors of horses, pianos, barrels, and circuses travelling.


stationwagon Latil

Thereafter, the manufacture of the front-axle units is stopped and replaced by the manufacture of complete trucks, and sweepers. These vehicles were used for the garbage collection domestic and other uses municipal like for transport of the people and the goods.


Years 1920 see the rise of the car. The Latil company then seeks to put its technique at the service of the local communities while answering many public invitations to tender. Its competences and its know-how are illustrated in two spheres of activity : urban cleanliness and the passenger transport.


Affiche LATIL bus Latil, 1925 LATIL 1926 Latil M7T1 bus generale entreprise auto tracteur Latil


In 1921, the City of Paris, avid to change its material of urban cleaning, confides to the LATIL company  a market of hundred vehicles. The far-sighted conditions of contract that the builder would not be the developer, it is the CGEA which collects the household refuse in Paris since 1921. For the branch of public transport, the CGEA proceeds in the same way by putting itself in the service of authorities. The activity of rent of industrial vehicles begins in 1924. The first customers are Hatchet for the transport of newspapers then the Samaritan, the BHV.


 In 1939, the CGEA was one of the most solid French business. Action LATIL is quoted  in the Paris Stock Exchange. In 1941, the CGEA, Jewish renowned company, meets itself under judicial administration, it is " aryanisée ".


 In 1949, Jean-Pierre VERMEIREN enters the company where he is going to take charge of sales. In this time, the LATIL company  has its head office situated in Brussels and has a studio of assembly to Londerzeel where it imports organs Saviem. The LATIL company is going to propose vehicles trivialized as trucks basculantes, with which equip themselves municipalities and public administrations. Will follow in the catalog convey fire, convey equipped with hoists with nacelle, with lowered cabins, with boxes automobile.


The Release however marked the end of the Latil Company for which the war was fatal. In 1955, Latil integrates the SAVIEM, born meeting of the Renault Trucks and mechanical Company of tools and artillery machining (SOMUA).



To see the website of Avant-Train LATIL : Trucks, Tractors



(more images of LATIL's cars, buses and tractors with Andrei BOGOMOLOV)


Pierre de LATIL.



L’homme chez les poissons. Paris, 1951 Stock.

Introduction à la cybernétique : La pensée artificielle. Paris, 1953 Gallimard. 332 pages.

A la recherche du monde marin. Avec Jean Rivoire. Paris, Plon, 1954 in 8 ; broché, 383 pages, figures et planches.

Visa pour demain. Avec Jacques Bergier. Gallimard, 1954.

Du nautilus au Bathyscaphe. Illustrations d’Albert Brenet. Paris, Arthaud, 1955, in 8, broché jaquette, 187 pages, figures.

Quinze hommes, un secret. Avec Jacques Bergier. Gallimard, 1956.

Les bêtes innombrables des mers. Paris. Editions Bourrelier, 1957. 124 pages.

Lune : an 1. Paris, 1959. Gedalge, éditeur. coll. Grand Pavois, 192 pages, relié, E.M. Lune : an 1,  Pierre de Latil.

Aventures au Jamboree.

Le Camp du Monde. 1947, Editions de l’Arc. Volume in-12 broché.

Les Foulards verts à Hollywood.

Le village aux grands mystères.

Il faut tuer les robots. Editions Grasset, coll. Bilan d’un mystère.

Opération Apollo 14. Hachette.



Dominique LATIL.


Been born in 1970 in Provence.

After studies in the cinema, he enters in the service of the television to write scénarii of full of life series. The meeting with Arleston will give him the occasion to make what he dreams about for a long time : to enter by the big door the world of the BD.


 Dominique LATIL takes advantage of his childhood in his village of the Alps of High Provence to devote itself to his passions: football, games variously, cinema and diligent reading of comic strip and novels.

Moved in the "big city", he continues to take advantage pleasantly of the life in Aix-en-Provence's university which he will leave in the big displeasure awarded a diploma in cinema and broadcasting. The different activities will have allowed him to touch the animation, the realization and the writing. 


 It is this period which determines the definitive choice of life: the writing. Having practised different uses (jobs) in a purely lucrative optics, occasion appears finally at him to live on its Macintosh in the person of Adhesive tape Arleston who gives a leg up to him(her).


 Always insatiable reader, inveterate player and cinéphage dependent, it(he) dashes into the fascinating adventure of the imaginary.


 The first album, " A smell of corpse " volume 1 of the series " Mycroft Inquisitor, the detective of borders ", co-scénarisé by Adhesive tape Arleston and drawn with Jack Manini, appears at Sun Productions in 1998 (The volume 3: " bloody Snows ", received the Price Cori for the festival of Maisons-Laffitte on 1999)


 From then on, Dominique LATIL is what one can call a very productive scriptwriter.he counts in the asset an incalculable number of series of which :


Les Guerriers, avec Pellet et Tierr (6 tomes),Les Guerriers, by Dominique Latil and Pellet.

Amazones Century avec Ponce (4 tomes),

Mycroft Inquisitor avec Manini et Arleston (3 tomes),

K.O. avec Manini et Chevereau (1 tome),

Argyll de Maracande avec Biancarelli (1tome),

Pandemonium avec Jouvent,

Les Manuscrits de Sang avec Julié,

Les Royaumes de Borée avec Lenaerts, …


The series solo " The Warriors " sees its first volume, " Cormandel's fortress ", to appear in October, 1996 under Phillipe Pellet's drawing which is supposed to be the relay to Tierr ( Thierry Rougeaux) the volume 5 " The Throne of Salens ", appeared in 2000. Always to Sun Productions, appear in 1997 " Maracande's Argyll " (drawing: Franck Biancarelli) and " Earth of safety " " Amazones Century's " 1-st volume (drawing: Jean-Marc Ponce) whose volume 4 " Sky of storm " is appeared in 1999.


Assistant chief editor of Lanfeust Mag since December, 1998 ( n°6 ), he published in 2000 " The Island of the Sacrificed " 1-st volume of the series KB (drawing: Michel Chevereau) and " mortal Searches "(excavations) 1-st volume of the series " The Manuscripts of Blood ".




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