1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
Historically the seat of the Counts of Bassigny and later of Champagne, Chaumont was the venue of an offensive treaty against Napoleon I signed by the United Kingdom, Austria, Prussia, and Russia in 1814. Chaumont was bombed in 1940 and 1944 during World War II.
From 1951 to 1967, the United States Air Force under NATO operated the Chaumont-Semoutiers Air Base on the outskirts of the city.
Edme Bouchardon (1698–1762), sculptor
Lucie Décosse (born 1981), judo player
Nicole Rieu (born 1949), singer and director
Luc Chatel (born 1964), politician
Denis Decrès (1761–1820), Minister of the French Navy
Jean Masson (1907–1964), politician
Louise Michel (1830–1905), anarchist
Christian Pineau (1904–1995), politician
André Godard (1881-1965), architect and archaeologist