François Magendie's tomb

François Magendie "died October 7, 1855, at the age of 72, at his country home in Sannois. (…) The funeral took place on October 11 in the Madelaine (…). Among the mourners was Claude Bernard, his pupil and immediate successor at the Collège de France. After the religious ceremony at the Madelaine, the funeral procession wound its way through the Paris streets to the famous old cemetery, Pére Lachaise, where Andral delivered the funeral oration written by Serres, and both Dubois and Villermé spoke. It was eminently fitting that François Magendie should find his last resting-place only a few paces from that of the very man who had not precisely inspired, but rather provoked, his scientific début, and whose views had so often furnished a background against which his own could be set forth, Xavier Bichat"1.

The very simple (but in good condition) tomb of Magendie can be found in the Division 8 just a few meters behind the one of Georges Cuvier.

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

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