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Born on July 5, 1935, Russian Federation
Graduated in 1958 with major in Civil Engineering from UPI University. Kolya was the son of a French communist, repressed in the Stalin years. He came in Sverdlovsk from Kemerovo, studied well, finished the institute with an average score of 4.15. His studies were going progressively well and to the end of his education was much better than the first year. Thibault Brignolle had experience in hiking trips of various categories of difficulty, was very popular among UPI students - members of the tourist club. Everyone who knew Thibault noted his energy, inventiveness, friendliness and humor.
He was 23 years old when he died. Thibeaux-Brignolle is buried on May 12, 1959, in Mikhailovskoe Cemetery, Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia.
A spread misconception is that Nikolai Thibeaux-Brignolle was born in a camp. "This is not true. Only Kolya's father, Vladimir Iosifovich, was sent to a camp. His wife and children lived in Sverdlovsk, and then - in Osinniki." - Marina Evgenyevna Kazantseva from an interview taken by Maria Piskareva.
"The date of birth on Thibault Brignolle grave pedestal in Mikhailovskoe Cemetery is June 5, 1935. I looked at all the known archival documents published on the Internet by the Memory of Dyatlov group Foundation and found out that the questionnaire, where the wrong date of birth was written - June 5 - and from there on automatically copied to the grave plate, was filled not by Kolya himself, but by a Human Resources personnel officer who wrote the letter l as the letter n." - Maria Piskareva.
An emotional interview of Maria Piskareva with Anna Ermolaeva - Nikolai Thibeaux-Brignolle second cousin, Marina Evgenyevna Kazantseva, and her brother Sergey Evgenyevich Kazantsev - researchers of the genus Thibeaux-Brignolle. This condensed story is the result of Marina Evgenyevna's many years of searching for and studying archival documents about the Thibault family.
Anna Ermolaeva - Nikolai Thibeaux-Brignolle second cousin, created a FB page on his name http://www.facebook.com/NikolayThibeauxBrignolles where you can contact her.
The surname Thibeaux is aristocratic and they have their coat of arms.
The prestigious French surname Thibeaux is a proud sign of a rich and dynamic ancestry.The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in France were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. As well as the names of the saints of the Christian Church, many of the most common French surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. They derive from the language of the Visigoths, who controlled France between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries. The surname Thibeaux was originally derived from the Old French personal name of Theobald meaning bold or brave.
The surname Thibeaux was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France where they held a family seat and functioned as officers of the mounted constabulary (Maréchaussés) of Bourgogne and Bresse.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Thibaud, Thibault, Thibaut, Thiboult, Thiboud, Thibaudeau, Thibeault, Thiboutot, Thibodeau, Tibodo, Tibbo, Tibaut and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Hippolyte Thivierge, who with his new wife Renée Hervé arrived in New France in 1659, a monument can be seen in Sainte-Famille, Quebec commemorating their arrival.