Guillaume Dupuytren's tomb

After his death in Paris, on February 8, 1835, the funeral of Guillaume Dupuytren was celebrated on the 11th of February in the church of Saint-Eustache "sumptuously decorated"1. Then the coffin was accompanied by a great crowd to the Pére Lachaise Cemetery where the service included, among the others, the eulogies of Mathieu Orfila, Dominique Jean Larrey and Jean-Baptiste Bouillaud2.

"The great stone obelisk that marks Dupuytren's grave still overtops all its neighbors [with] the neoclassic moldings and the memorial inscription"3 which says: NÉ À / PIERRE BVFFIERE / LE 5 OCTOBRE 1778 / MORT À PARIS / LE 8 FEVRIER 1835. "…the name DUPYTREN high on the crowning pyramid is visible"4. The obelisk can be found in the Division 38 of the Cemetery.

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

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