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Abraham Fabert

Abraham (de) Fabert d’Esternay
(Metz 1599 - Sedan 1662)
Marshal of France
Antoine Étex & Jan & Joël Martel
Fonderie de Eck et Durand

Metz /  Abraham Fabert   Metz /  Abraham Fabert


Bronze statue of Fabert in armour. The statue was inaugurated 30 November 1842 on the other side of the Place d'Armes. Later it was replaced to the present location and got a new pedestal with four reliefs by the Martels:

Metz - Abraham Fabert
Coat of arms with Fabert's the name and dates
Metz - Abraham Fabert
Five coats of arms and the names of battlefields: arras - stenay - landrecies - saint jean de losne - suse en piemont
Metz - Abraham Fabert
Quote of Fabert (see inscriptions)
Metz - Abraham Fabert
Five coats of arms of selestat - sedan - haguenau - benfeld - colmar and the words fortitudo - caritas



si pour empecher
qu'une place que
le roi m'a confiee
ne tombat au pou-
voir de l'ennemi
il faillant mettre a
la breche ma per-
sonne ma famille
et tout mon bien
je ne balancerais
pas un moment
a le faire
*     *


(statue) Fonderie de Ls Richard Eck et Durand Paris 1840
(relief with Fabert's coat-of-arms) j. martel

Metz - Abraham Fabert


Sources & Information


  • Country: France
  • Army Officer
  • Coat of arms
  • Eck et Durand, Fonderie de
  • Étex, Antoine
  • Fabert, Abraham
  • Martel, Jan & Joël
  • Statue
  • Location (N 49°7'12" - E 6°10'34")

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    Item Code: frlo176; Photograph: 27 May 2019
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