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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

Pierre Gareau in Père-Lachaise

Pierre Gareau (1766–1815) was a French merchant. Located in D10, inside the division; the grave used to be just to the right of a path going up the hill but the path is now long gone.

The sculpture by François-Dominique Milhomme (D1) depicting La Douleur is quite possibly a representation of his widow.

This has the unique distinction of being the first statue erected in Père-Lachaise and is one of the few of the earliest monuments still standing in the cemetery.

The following images are from 1821, 1840, c. 1900 and 2012.

c. 1821

c. 1821

1840

1840

c. 1900

c. 1900

2012 photo by Pierre Yves Beaudouin

2012 photo by Pierre Yves Beaudouin