Interesting people from Jura
St Fromundus (Latin variants Frotmundus or Fromundulus; French Fromond) was a 7th-century hermit supposed to have lived at Bonfol in the Swiss Jura. He is not on the list of saints canonized and recognized by the Catholic Church, but has been venerated by the peoples of the Jura and Alsace for at least 500 years. His feast day is kept on the Friday after Ascension Day. There is no evidence of the life of St. Fromundus in any written record. Tradition and legend are the only sources.
Alfred Comte was born in Delémont on 4 June 1895 and died in Zurich on 1 November 1965. He was a pioneer of Swiss aviation. In 1913 Comte went to Paris, where he obtained his pilot's license on a Morane flying machine at Villacoublay. A member of the infantry during the Great War, he became the youngest member of the country's flying corps at 19 years of age. He flew many observation flights before becoming an instructor at the Dübendorf Flying School. In 1922 Comte formed a new air transport and aircraft manufacturing company. He arranged passenger flights by seaplane and landed on all the Swiss lakes. In 1924 he established a direct line between Zurich, Lucerne and Interlaken. In 1925 Alfred Comte built his first sports and military airplanes.
Luc Turlan, born in Jura in 1958, is an illustrator of strip cartoons and books for young people. He began his career in Rouen, France. After trying his hand at advertising, he became a news illustrator for a Rouen student newspaper. A brief incursion into the world of comic strips encouraged him to work as an assistant colorist for the publisher Delcourt. In 2002 a Belgian publisher, Lipokili, published one of his designs "Saperlipopette" for children.