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Switzerland
Genève
Genève (Canton)

Place Philibert Berthelier

Philibert Berthelier

c. 1465 - Genève 1519
Swiss patriot, an uncompromising enemy of the Duke of Savoy in his ambition to lord it over Genève; beheaded in 1519 in front of the castle, accused to have comploted to kill the bishop of Geneva
(Wikipedia)
Ampellio Regazzoni
G. Piazza (Milano)
1909

Genève /  Philibert Berthelier   Genève /  Philibert Berthelier

Description

Statue of Berthelier chained to the wall.

Inscription(s)

PHILIBERT BERTHELIER

1519

On the wall next to the statue:

non moriar sed
vivam et narrabo
opera domini

Signed: A Regazzoni 1909
Fonderia G. PIAZZA Milano

Annotation

Unveiled 30 May 1909.

A little bit more to the left is a commemorative plaque:

a la mémore
de
Philibert Berthelier
décapité
povr avoir defendv
les libertés et franchises
de sa patrie
1519
non moriar sed vivam et narrabo opera domini
philib. berthelier

The Latin quote is in translation "I shall not die, but live: and shall declare the works of the Lord." (Ps. 117, 17).

Genève - Philibert Berthelier

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 46°12'17" E 6°8'35"

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