QuimperQuimper (Kemper in Breton) is a city of the west of France. It is the préfecture of the Finistère département and its inhabitants are named quimpérois, they were 67,127 in 1999.
The name 'Quimper' comes from the Breton kemper, which means confluent, because the city has been built on the confluence of the Steir and the Odet rivers. The city was first named Quimper-Corentin (Saint Corentin was its first bishop), then has been renammed Montagne sur Odet during the French Revolution and is now just Quimper.
Quimper was the birthplace of:
- Max Jacob (1876-1944), poet, painter, writer and critic