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Soyer, Alexis Benoît (1810–1858), chef

Elizabeth Ray

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Soyer, Alexis Benoît (1810–1858), chef, was born on 4 February 1810 at Meaux-en-Brie, near Paris, the youngest of three sons of Emery Roch Alexis Soyer, a shopkeeper, and his wife, Marie Madeleine Françoise, née Chamberlan; his parents were both thirty-one when he was born. He was sent to the local cathedral with the intention of becoming a priest, but he did not take to this vocation and, after ringing the cathedral bells at night, which brought out the town garrison and the fire brigade, he was expelled. In 1821 he joined his brother ...

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