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René Just Haüy & Valentin Haüy

René Just Haüy (Saint-Just-en-Chaussée 1743 - Paris 1872), French mineralogist (Wikipedia).
Valentin Haüy (Saint-Just-en-Chaussée 1745 - Paris 1872), founder, in 1785, of the first school for the blind (Wikipedia).
Étienne Leroux
A. Durenne (Paris)
1903

Saint-Just-en-Chaussée /  René Just Haüy & Valentin Haüy   Saint-Just-en-Chaussée /  René Just Haüy & Valentin Haüy

Description

Bronze sculpture group depicting the brothers Haüy: to the left René Just Haüy studying a cristal, and to the right Valentin Haüy, sitting and taking care of François Lesueur, a blind boy who was Valentin's first student.

Inscription(s)

rené just HAÜY
1743-1822
minéralogie
cristallographie

valentin HAÜY
1745-1822
philanthropie
lecture des aveugles

SCIENCE 1903 HUMANITE

La Ville de St Just en Chaussée
a Ses deux Illustres Enfants

Monument elevé par Souscription

Signature

etienne leroux 1903
Etab. Métallurgiques a. durenne Paris.

Saint-Just-en-Chaussée - René Just Haüy & Valentin Haüy

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Boy (blind)
  • Durenne (Paris), A.
  • Haüy, René Just
  • Haüy, Valentin
  • Leroux, Étienne
  • Lesueur, François
  • Mineralogist
  • Philanthropist
  • Statue (man and child)
  • Statue (man sitting)
  • Statue
  • Location (N 49°30'19" - E 2°26'5")

    Item Code: frpi112; Photograph: 16 October 2017
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