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Switzerland
Cully
Vaud

Place d'Armes

Major Abraham Davel

Morrens 1670 - Vidy 1723
Vaudois patriot who attempted to liberate the region of Vaud, which at that time was held by the Bernese. Betrayed by his own people, he was beheaded in 1723
(Wikipedia)
Raphaël Lugeon
1903-04

Cully /  Major Abraham Davel   Cully /  Major Abraham Davel

Description

Column with portrait medallion of Davel and the year 1841. On the back the coat of arms of Cully.

Cully - Major Abraham Davel

Inscription(s)

AU MAJOR DAVEL

mort pour l'indenpendance de son pays

le xxiv avril mdccxxiii.

A son pays esclave, offrant la liberte.
Comme un heros antique il tomba seul pour elle:
Et pieux precurseur de notre ere nouvelle.
Il attendit son jour dans l'immortalite.

Signature

(portrait): Raph Lugeon 1903-1904

Annotation

The monument marks the exact location where Davel gathered 600 men under his lead (officers and enlisted), on Wednesday, March 31, 1723 the morning before marching on Lausanne.

The monument was erected in 1841 and the medaillon added in 1903-04.

Sculptor

Tags

Location N 46°29'16" E 6°43'54"

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