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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Charles Henri Ver Huell - division 28 in Pere-Lachaise - then and now

Charles Henri or Carel Hendrik Ver Huell (also Verhuell, 1764-1845) was a Dutch, and later French, admiral and statesman.

Buried with Charles are his brother Christian Antoine (1760-1832) a Dutch admiral, and Charles's two sons: Maurice (1791-1810) and Charles (1797-1827). The monument was erected following the death of Maurice.
1825 by C. P. Arnaud

2013

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Girodet-Trioson - division 28 Pere-Lachaise - then and now

Louis Girodet (also known as Girodet de Roucy-Trioson or Girodet-Trioson, 1767–1824) was a French painter and pupil of Jacques-Louis David. He is buried in division 28.
1832 by Quaglia

1840 by Marty
2006 by Steve Soper

Saturday, October 03, 2015

Beaumarchais and Comte de Ribes - division 28 Pere-Lachaise - then and now

Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais (1732–1799) was a French playwright, watchmaker, inventor, musician, diplomat, fugitive, spy, publisher, horticulturalist, arms dealer, satirist, financier, and revolutionary (both French and American).

It is unclear as to where Beaumarchais was originally buried when he died in 1799. Eventually, however, he was reinterred in division 28, near the Comte de Ribes.
1840 by Marty

2012 by Pierre-Yves Beaudouin