Dominique Jean and Hippolyte Larrey's tomb

Dominique Jean Larrey died in Lyon on July 25, 1842, while coming back from Africa. The funeral took place in Paris on August 11 in the church of Sain-Germain-l'Auxerrois, his parish1. The Ville de Paris granted in perpetuity a piece of land inside the Pére-Lachaise Cemetery and the great surgeon was buried in a pyramid-shaped tomb in the Division 37. The French inscription remembers the famous sentence of Napoleon in his testament and reads as follows: "A / LARREY / - / L'HOMME LE PLUS VERTUEUX / QUE J'AIE CONNU / TESTAMENT DE NAPOLEON / - / CONCESSIONE A PERPETUITE / PAR LA VILLE DE PARIS".

Later on, in 1895, also his son, Hippolyte Larrey, was buried in the same tomb and these words were added to the inscription: "H.LARREY / DIGNE DE SON PERE / 1808-1895".

  • Photos by Luca Borghi ti.supmacinu|ihgrob.l#| (July 2014)

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