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Monument La Barre

François-Jean Lefebvre de La Barre
Férolles-en-Brie 1746 - Abbeville 1766
French nobleman, famous for having been tortured and beheaded
(Wikipedia)
Raoul Delhomme
Alexis Rudier Fondeur (Paris)
1907

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Description

Column with a bronze relief showing the torture of the Chevalier de la Barre.

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Inscription(s)

Monument
élevé par le Prolétariat
à
l'émancipation intégrale
de la Pensée humaine

En commémoration du Martyre
du Chevalier de la Barre supplicié à Abbeville
le 1er Juillet 1766, à l'âge de 19 ans,
pour avoir omis de saluer une procession.

7 Juillet 1907

Signed (bronze relief): Raoul Delhomme
alexis rudier / Fondeur. Paris

Annotation

Unveiled 7 July 1907.

François-Jean Lefebvre de La Barre

French nobleman, famous for having been tortured and beheaded before his body was burnt on a pyre along with Voltaire's Philosophical Dictionary. He is often said to have been executed for not saluting a procession, but the elements of the case were far more complex. In France, he is a symbol of Christian religious intolerance, along with Jean Calas and Pierre-Paul Sirven, all championed by Voltaire.

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Location (N 50°6'12" - E 1°49'33")

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