Henry Peyret led a church that provided spiritual and cultural shelter to French refugees arriving in New York during the latter part of 17th century. He died on 1 September 1704.
His spouse was Marguerite Latour from Bearn (likely Osse or Bedous) not from Foix as some have incorrectly claimed.
Early Life and Education
Henry Peyret is an internationally acclaimed social network strategist who strongly believes the world needs innovative approaches, shared projects and collective visions in order to address climate change, pollution, discrimination, war and famine. As co-founder of Wassati – which helps brands understand consumers’ values and implement engagement policies that address them – and founding member of Global Leadership Network for Social Innovation; Henry currently resides in Paris with Laura, his wife of 13 years and their daughter Sophie.
Henry is a Principal Analyst serving Enterprise Architecture professionals. His area of focus includes concepts, techniques, and tools required to construct flexible and responsive IT architectures as well as research related to key agility indicators and agile governance.
He possesses an enthusiasm for music, and is dedicated to encouraging young people to find meaningful careers. He often speaks on behalf of companies about authentic values that prevent “purpose-washing”.
Henry is co-founder of Wassati Analytics, an analytics firm which assists brands in understanding consumer values and creating engagement policies to support them. Henry is passionate about supporting society through various charitable projects; as an active member of Rotary Club he has participated in multiple fundraising events.
Achievement and Honors
Henri Sauvage designed numerous structures at the Exposition des Arts Decoratifs in Paris in 1925, including the Pavillion Primavera designed in collaboration with architects Georges Wybo and Peyret Freres; Tunisian Bazaar; Panorama of North Africa and Galleria Constantine – each project showcased the simplicity and discreet decoration that would become known as Art deco.
Hector Guimard was also an innovative furniture designer, best known for designing Louis Majorelle’s garden house and canoes for the French Navy. Additionally, Henri collaborated with a wide array of artists such as rationalist architect Frantz Jourdain and furniture designer Hector Guimard.
Sarrabere and Chareyre both incorrectly spell pastor Peiret’s name when discussing the Huguenot congregation in New York City. Peiret came with his wife Marguerite and son Jean from Osse in Bearn region now located within southern France.
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Peiret was an exceptional Huguenot who decided to remain in New York City rather than leave France altogether and settle in England, Germany or Holland as many of his fellow Huguenots had done. Herein follows an account of his personal life including religious and political activities as well as any relevant historical references.
Corrects a fallacy created by Napoleon Peyrat in 1878 and repeated by Charles W. Baird and other American historians that Peiret and Marguerite Latour originated from Foix in Languedoc Province at that time, using notaire files and other sources as proof.