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Ville de Paris

Ile-de-France

Rue Benjamin Franklin (16e)  
(Square Yorktown)

Benjamin Franklin

Boston 1706 - Philadelphia 1790
one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America
(Wikipedia)
John Boyle & Frédéric Brou
1906

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Description

Bronze statue of Franklin sitting in a chair. It is a copy of the statue in Philadelphia (1896-99). On the pedestal two reliefs by Frédéric Brou show::

Inscription(s)

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
1706-1790

ce genie qui affranchit
l'amerique et versa sur
l'europe des torrents de
lumierei le sage que
deux mondes reclament

(Mirabeau 11 juin 1790)
offert
a la
ville de paris
par
john h. harjes
1906

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Location (N 48°51'42" - E 2°17'11")

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Item Code: frif017; Photograph: 25 May 2011
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