GeographyThe Dead belongs, geographically, with a surface called Matheysine.
At the 12th century, some shepherds came to fix themselves with Dead with their herds. To attach them on the ground, the Dolphin Guigues V, theirs gave up. In 1250, Guigues VII fixed the limits of the territory and the albergea at the inhabitants 20 books per annum and 4 quinteaux of cheese, act confirmed by the Dolphin Jean II in 1318. The community of the Dead will belong to mandement of Vizille and will depend on the lords on Vizille.
With 15th and 17th centuries, the inhabitants of mandement of Walls It, then very deforested, supplied themselves out of heating and structural timber in the forests of the Dead. The inhabitants of the place complained about the intrigues of the Matheysins. The fir trees of the Dead were considered of a definitely higher quality.
In 1250, the Dolphin Humbert Ier made it possible the abbey of St Pierre of Izeaux to make feed its herds on part of the mountain of Prévourey. Misusing this authorization, the abbey sent herds on all the mountains of the community which complained some with the Dolphin. The titles of albergement disappeared in a fire were renewed in 1318, but the discussions were resumed with the abbey transferred to Beaurepaire. A lawsuit followed and finished during the Revolution with the advantage of the Dead. 500 years of vexations were completed.
The inhabitants had also contentions with the old people's home of Walls It about the mountain of Romayoux, wedged in those of Morte and having belonged to the knights of Malta. They wanted to acquire it, but it was yielded, in spite of their opposition, with the old people's home in 1805.
Places and monuments
the Vault co. Anne of the Desert
Since the Middle Ages, when the rains were done rare, the inhabitants of the Dead organized processions through the mountain of Large Tightens, the banner at the head, in order to make fall the rain.
And often, the rain was able to sprinkle the pastures…
But the priest of the parish officiated for the masses, baptisms, marriages and burials in the church of Old Mill, under the term of Saint-Anthony, branch of the parish of Lavaldens.
Today, this vault is a place of prayers, where the inhabitants of the village like to collect themselves.
It is in front of this vault that one passes to reach the locality of " Combe of Lacca" , where houses were still inhabited less than one century ago. Today the forest took possession of the pastures.
The hamlet of the Desert, the most important hamlet of the Dead, contemplates the Large one Tightens who culminates to 2141 m of altitude.
the hamlet of the Saw
It is with the foot of the cascade of the torrent going down from the Lakes Prévourey and of Brouffier, that were built, several centuries ago, the house where the families Pourreaux and Veysselier lived. The sawmill was exploited in this time there by Antoine Veysselier, who was also gamekeeper of the communal forests. It came to him from her father Hippolyte and Antoine Veysselier transmitted it to his Eugene son.
Today, these buildings are always inhabited, and the sawmill still has its Pelton turbine, like its control of water arrival, taken in the cascade.
Personalities related to the commune
Paul Mistral 1872-1932
Paul Mistral was born with Morte the September 19th 1872. He was the son of Hyppolite Mistral and Julie Pauline Roux. He is elected mayor of Grenoble in 1919 and fulfills this function until his death in 1932. He was also appointed Isere of 1910 with 1932.
He is the founder of the " city-jardins" who bears his name in 1931
- Official site of the station of Alpe of Large Tightens (common of Dead)
- the Dead on the site of the national geographical Institute
- the Dead on the site of INSEE
- the Dead on the site of Quid
- Localization of Died on a chart of France and communes bordering
- Plan of Died on Mapquest
- Alpe on Large Tightens History & culture
- a Little geology: Taillefer
- a Little geology: The Large one Tightens
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