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Descartes
Indre-et-Loire

Centre

Jardin public René Boylesve

René de Buxeuil

Jean-Baptist Chevrier
Buxeuil 1881 - Paris 1959
French composer
(Wikipedia)
Aldo Bartelletty-Daillion
1961

Descartes /  René de Buxeuil   Descartes /  René de Buxeuil

Description

Marble bust.

Inscription(s)

rené
de BUXEUIL

chansonnier auteur
compositeur aveugle
buxeuil
1881
paris
1959

Signed: Bartelletty Don / 1961

Annotation

Descartes is called the "town of the three René's" since there were three famous citizens named René. All three of them have a monument in the town:
  1. René Descartes (1596-1650).
  2. René Boylesve (1867-1926).
  3. René de Buxeuil (1881-1959).
Jean-Baptist Chevrier chose the pseudonym René de Buxeuil in order "to be the third René after Descartes and Boylesve". His bust - unveiled 22 October 1967 - faces the town of Buxeuil on the opposite side of the river Creuse.

Sculptor

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Location (N 46°58'14" - E 0°41'44")

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