Statues - Hither & Thither

France
Saint-Pierre-Église
Manche

Basse-Normandie

Place de l'Abbé de Saint-Pierre

Charles Castel de Saint-Pierre

Saint-Pierre-Église 1658 - Paris 1743
French author whose ideas were novel for his times. His proposal of an international organisation to maintain peace was perhaps the first in history
(Wikipedia)
Séraphin Gilly
1943

Saint-Pierre-Église /  Charles Castel de Saint-Pierre   Saint-Pierre-Église /  Charles Castel de Saint-Pierre

Description

Stone statue. On the pedestal is the family coat of arms and a text.

Inscription(s)

Saint-Pierre-Église - Charles Castel de Saint-Pierre

CHARLES FRANCOIS CASTEL
ABBE DE St PIERRE
ne dans cette commune en
fevrier 1658 _ decede a paris
le 29 fevrier 1734
auteur d'un celebre projet
DE PAIX PERPETUELLE

There are two errors in the text:
Charles Francois = Charles Irenée
29 fevrier 1734 - 29 avril 1943

Annotation

Originally, there was a bronze bust made by Marcel-Jacques, which was melted in 1943 and replaced by the present stone statue.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 49°40'5" W 1°24'18"

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