Statues - Hither & Thither

France
Lunéville
Meurthe-et-Moselle

Lorraine

Place des Carmes

L'abbé Grégoire

Henri Grégoire, often referred to as Abbé Grégoire
Vého 1750 - Paris 1831
French Roman Catholic priest, constitutional bishop of Blois and revolutionary leader
(Wikipedia)
Paul Niclausse
1955

Lunéville /  L'abbé Grégoire   Lunéville /  L'abbé Grégoire

Description

Stone statue.

Inscription(s)

av
conventionnel
GREGOIRE
1750 - 1831

ai vecv sans lachete
le vevx movrir sans remords
egalite civile
et politiqve
liberte de conscience
l'histoire des rois
est le martyrologe
des nations

14 jvillet 1789 - 21 septembre 1792
il favt qve
l'edvcation pvbliqve
s'empare de la generation
qvi nait

Annotation

The present statue is a replacement for a bronze statue by Bailly of 1885, which was taken in 1942 during the Second World War. The statue is inaugurated 16 July 1955 by Gaston Monerville.

Old Postcard(s)

 
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Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 48°35'53" E 6°29'20"

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