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Rue St. Nicaise ...

... on a map of 1736.

The number 513 is rather high for such a short street. It can only explained, if a very big house was parted in many appartements. Or Paris had taken the habit to count the houses in Paris independent from the street (which they later used for Cologne, "4711" became such a famous number).

Cologne and 4711
On 3 October 1794, in view of the French troops standing just outside Cologne, the city council approved a plan proposed by the guard-committee to number all houses in the city without exception and to install what would be considered appropriate lighting for each location. Orders were given to install the lighting immediately, while the numbering was left to fate.

On 6 October 1794, French troops occupied the city. On 7 October 1794, the city council decided that every local government official had to hand in an inventory of all citizens and non-citizens in his district within 48 hours. Furthermore, the guard-committee received authorisation to number the houses as previously agreed.

On 20 October 1794, Senator Gottfried von Gall noted in his diary that the numbering and the written documentation of the houses which started eight days earlier was being continued.

The printer Heinrich Josef Metternich (a council member) applied for permission to publish an address calendar. This calendar was supposed to include, amongst other things, the house numbers which had recently been assigned. He also sought permission to collect all the relevant details.

In the second address book of Cologne (1797), the widow of Wilhelm von Lemmen seel. was still listed as the tenant of the Klöckergasse house, which had been given the number 4711.


Originally Posted by kwaw View Post
So that confirms that S.-Sauveur was working on stage at least as early as 1800, and with jesters of some celebrity (enough that later buffoons were spoken of as being in the tradition of Thiemet or Fitz-James).
I don't understand this conclusion.
I guess, that the passage ...

... belongs to the later time. Sauveur left the address in 1797, I think, I remember to have seen the Coq-heron address also once for this year.

There was a bombing attack on Napoleon in 1800 in this street ...
... but Sauveur was long gone.
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