Amigny-Rouy is a French commune in the department of Aisne in the Hauts-de-France region of northern France.

The old railway station

Coat of arms
Location of Amigny-Rouy
Coordinates: 49°36′38″N 3°18′19″E
IntercommunalityChauny-Tergnier-La Fère
  Mayor (2019-2020) Suzelle Delpouve
13.08 km2 (5.05 sq mi)
  Density58/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
02014 /02700
Elevation44–147 m (144–482 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Aizyjois or Aizyjoises.[2]


Amigny-Rouy is located some 30 km south of Saint Quentin and 25 km west by north-west of Laon. The commune is accessed by road D7 from Sinceny in the west passing through the heart of the commune and continuing east to Saint-Gobain. The D53 road comes from Condren in the north-west passing through the village and continuing south to Barisis. There is also a network of country roads throughout the commune. Most of the commune is farmland however there is a large forested area in the south forming part of an extensive forested area outside the commune. There are no other hamlets or villages in the commune.

The Oise river forms the northern and north-western border of the commune and the Ruisseau de Servais with numerous tributaries passes from east to west through the northern portion of the commune into the Oise. The Ru de Greve flows through the south of the commune. There are also a number of small lakes in the commune.[3]

Neighbouring communes and villages[3]



Or, a bend sinister chequy a plomb argent and azure of 6 tires, at 1 three boar's heads sable tusked argent erased in gules; at 2 a cross fleury the same.


List of Successive Mayors of Amigny-Rouy[4]

Mayors from the French Revolution to 1935
17921794Jean Louis Langlet
17941812Jean Lefevre
18161825Antoine Lemaire
18251831Louis Augustin Carlier
18311848Jean Louis Demilly
18481849Louis Delaporte
18491849Xavier Joncourt
18491852Germain Duhenoy
18521870Louis Hector Lefevre
18701878Jean Louis Lamotte
18781879Evariste Guerin
18791880Lucien Guille
18801888Henri Delaporte
18881892Auguste Maruy
18921905Joseph Debrie-Demilly
19051908Gustave Dufresne
19081913Jean Baptiste Daulle
19131920Lucien Langlet
19201924Amédée Hain
19241929Théophile Delaporte
19291935Gaston Debrie
Mayors from 1935
19351944Eugène Coffin
19441945Lucien Lefevre
19451947Philémon Rousset
19471949Henry Triou
19491950Paul Demilly
19501971René Carpentier
19711977Odette Gomont
19771983Marceau Lecoeur
19831989Hubert de Wilde
19892001Michel Valeggi
20012019André DidierDVDDeceased in office
20192020Suzelle Delpouve

(Not all data is known)


Historical population

Religious heritage

The Parish Church contains a Stained glass window: Christ on the Cross (16th century)which is registered as an historical object.[5]

Notable people linked to the commune

  • Gédéon Poizot, Lieutenant French Forces of the Interior (FFI), (born 26 June 1907 Amigny-Rouy - died 10 August 1944, at the edge of the Busigny woods), alias "Poulain-Germain," hero and martyr of the Resistance (Maquis Mazinghem), killed on 10 August 1944 by the Vichy Milice.[6]
  • Elysee Darthenay Alban, born 3 January 1913 in Montrouge, a graduate of the Lyautey Class from Saint-Cyr and became a lieutenant in the 4th RIM of Auxerre. He was under instruction with his Battalion at Amigny-Rouy from 23 October 1939 to 10 May 1940. He married in Nuits-Saint-Georges on 3 January 1940 and his wife joined him in hiding from the military authorities in Amigny-Rouy. He was cited on the order of the Division and received the Croix de Guerre for his bravery in combat defending the Haubourdin (Lille) bridges from 28 to 31 May 1940. As a prisoner at Hoyeverda he failed twice to escape and was transferred to the disciplinary prison of Colditz from where he escaped on 6 July 1943. In December 1943 he made himself available to the Resistance in Lyon and was assigned to the FFI of Bourg-en-Bresse in January 1944. In early February 1944 he was head of the Maquis in the Secret Army of Jura. Arrested on 7 April 1944 by the Gestapo, he was tortured until 11 April but did not speak. His silence saved 800 Maquis including Colonel Romans-Petit, leader of the Secret Army of Ain and Savoie. He left two orphans. On 26 April 1945 General de Gaulle made him a chevalier of the Legion of Honour. In 1974 a class in Saint-Cyr was named after him, a hero the Resistance 1939-1945, who had only five months of family life which he spent illegally in Amigny-Rouy.

Sports Associations

  • Football club[7]

See also

Notes and references



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