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Monument La Victoire de Wattignies

Monument for the Victory of Wattignies

Léon Fagel
Maurice Denonvilliers (Paris)
1893

Maubeuge /  Monument La Victoire de Wattignies   Maubeuge /  Monument La Victoire de Wattignies

Description

Monument with three sculpture groups:

Inscription(s)

aux
VAINQUEURS
de
WATTIGNIES
1793-1893
MAUBEUGE
debloqué

Signed: fondue par / m. denonvilliers

Annotation

The monument was unveiled by the president of France, Sadi Carnot, grandson of Lazare Carnot.

Battle of Wattignies

The Battle of Wattignies was fought at the village of Wattignies-la-Victoire, France, on 15 and 16 October 1793 during the French Revolutionary Wars. The French army commanded by Jean-Baptiste Jourdan and Lazare Carnot defeated the army of Habsburg Austria led by Prince Josias of Coburg. This French victory of the War of the First Coalition forced Coburg to lift the siege of Maubeuge and retreat eastward. Wattignies is located nine km south-southeast of Maubeuge (Wikipedia).

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Carnot, Lazare
  • Denonvilliers (Paris), Maurice
  • Drummer
  • Drummer
  • Duquesnoy, Florent
  • Fagel, Léon
  • Jourdan, Jean-Baptiste
  • Soldier
  • Stroh, Julien
  • War Memorial (France - various)
  • Location (N 50°16'48" - E 3°58'28")

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