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France
Tours
Indre-et-Loire

Centre

Place du 14 Juillet

Dieudonné Belle

Mont-Louis 1824 - Rouziers 1915
maire of Tours, 1875-1879; député d'Indre-et-Loire 1876-1889
Senateur d'Indre-et-Loire 1894-1915
Henri Varenne
1931

Tours /  Dieudonné Belle   Tours /  Dieudonné Belle

Description

Stone bust.

Inscription(s)

D. BELLE

1824 - 1915

l'vn des propagatevrs
de la gymnastiqve
en france
a pvissamment contriebve
a la creation
dv brevet d'aptitvde militaire
en elargissant
l'oeuvre de l'edvcation physiqve
a accrv
les forces de la nation
engage volontaire
a 46 ans en 1870
maire de tovrs
depvte
a ete l'vn des 363 fondatevrs
de la repvbliqve
senatevr
president dv conseil general
d'indre-et-loire

Signed: d'apres Henri VARENNE

Annotation

Inaugurated 16 November 1931. Because of vandalism, the bust was removed in 1973. A copy was placed in 2010.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 47°23'30" E 0°41'0"

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