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Dorian in Père-Lachaise

Pierre-Frédéric Dorian (1814–1873). French politician, manufacturer, and former Minister of Public Works. D70, Avenue Cail, Avenue des Peupliers and Rond-Point.

Description: Statue (1875) by Aimé Millet of Pierre during the defense of Paris 1870–71, sitting on a wicker basket used to fortify walls, with his left hand over his heart while in his right hand he holds a map of Paris fortifications; his left foot rests atop the barrel of a small cannon. Architect was Léon Dupré.

c. 1900

c. 1900

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2006 by Steve Soper