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François Christophe Kellermann

Strasbourg 1735 - Paris 1820
French military commander, later the Général d'Armée, Marshal of France and freemason
(Wikipedia)
Théophile Barrau
1892

Valmy /  François Christophe Kellermann   Valmy /  François Christophe Kellermann

Description

Bronze statue of general Kellermann on the place were on 20 September 1792 the Battle of Valmy was fought. This battle was the first major victory by the army of France during the Revolutionary Wars that followed the French Revolution. The action took place as Prussian troops commanded by the Duke of Brunswick attempted to march on Paris. Generals François Kellermann and Charles Dumouriez stopped the advance near the village of Valmy.

Inscription(s)

VALMY

20 7bre
1792

a
kellermann
et aux défenseurs
de la patrie
LIBERTÉ
SOUSCRIPTION
NATIONALE

20 septembre 1792

Camille JESSON
Maire de Valmy
Président du Comite
du Centenaire
ÉGALITÉ



De ce lieu
et de ce jour
date une nouvelle époque
dans l'histoire du monde
(Gœthe)
FRATERNITÉ
RÉPUBLIQUE
FRANÇAISE

CARNOT président

Monument inauguré
en présence
de Léon Bourgeois
Ministre
délégué du Gouvernement

Signature

Barrau 1892
E. GRUET Jne Fondeur

L. GILLET Architecte
G. ARTOISE Entrepeneur
Th. BARRAU Statuaire
G. MORIAME Sculpteur
G. ARTOISE Entrepeneur

Valmy - François Christophe Kellermann

Sculptor

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Location (N 49°4'45" - E 4°46'23")

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