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".
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