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Parc Emmanuel Liais

Emmanuel Liais

Cherbourg 1826 - Cherbourg 1900
French astronomer, botanist and explorer who spent many years in Brazil; Mayor of Cherbourg
(Wikipedia)
Antoinette Sloïmovici
1955

Cherbourg-Octeville /  Emmanuel Liais   Cherbourg-Octeville /  Emmanuel Liais

Description

Stone bust.

Inscription(s)

A
EMMANVEL LIAIS
Ancien Directeur Adjoint
de l'Observatoire
de Paris
Maire de Cherbourg

1826-1900

Annotation

In 1903 a bronze statue of Liais was placed in the park bequeathed by him to the town of Cherbourg. This statue was melted during the German Occupation and in 1955 replaced by a stone bust, on the same socle.

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Location (N 49°38'34" - W 1°37'47")

Item Code: frbn111; Photograph: 7 August 2015
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