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
Column with portrait medallion of Davel and the year 1841. On the back the coat of arms of Cully.
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.
(portrait): Raph Lugeon 1903-1904
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.
- Raphaël Lugeon (Poissy, France 1862 - Lausanne 1943),
Swiss sculptor, engraver and medallist
Location N 46°29'16" E 6°43'54"
Item Code: chvd047; Photograph: 4 June 2013
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