Charles Bonaparte, the father:
Suffering from a stomach ulcer, Napoleon’s father came to Montpellier in 1784 to be treated by the prestigious College of Medicine but unfortunately it was already too late – He was buried in one of the Cordeliers’ vaults of the Observance convent: the current Rockstore concert hall which is located 20 rue de Verdun!
Chaptal, the builder :
Eminent scholar who studied in Montpellier and Minister of the Interior until 1804. Among his many achievements in France, he promoted the development of the new Faculty of Medicine and financed the orangery of the Jardin des Plantes.