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Louis Martin was born on August 22, 1823 in Bordeaux. His father, Captain Pierre-François Martin, who constantly changed assignments throughout France and abroad because of his military career, had settled his family in Bordeaux at 3 rue Servandoni, in a house that no longer exists today. . This is where Louis Martin was born, into a family that already had two children, Pierre and Marie, born in Nantes. Rippled at birth, he was baptized in the Sainte-Eulalie church in Bordeaux by Father Martegoute, chaplain to the city's prisons, on October 28, 1823.

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