Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Francois Vincent Raspail (1794-1878) division 18 Pere-Lachaise

French chemist and republican politician, Francois Raspail was imprisoned during the reign of Louis Philippe (1830-1848) and again shortly after the aborted revolution in 1848. It was while he was in prison that his wife died. Sculpture representing the spirit of his dead wife attempting to visit him in prison is by Antoine Etex, buried in division 8 Montparnasse Cemetery.

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