French Politician and Marianne (Floquet) - Paris, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member denben
N 48° 51.709 E 002° 23.405
31U E 455265 N 5412274
Quick Description: Monumental tomb of French politician Charles Floquet on Avenue Circulaire near Chemin d'Ornano at Père-Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, France.
Location: Île-de-France, France
Date Posted: 11/12/2021 4:38:47 PM
Waymark Code: WM15983
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
The monument is composed of a bronze bust at the top of a column representing Charles Floquet wearing a shirt and looking up, with Marianne at the foot standing on a staircase next to a funeral wreath and a palm branch. She wears a long tunic dress and a Phrygian cap and looks at the politician; she is laying an oak wreath with her right hand while the left leans on a fasces. The monument is due to the sculptor Dalou (1838-1902) and the founder Thiébaut. It was installed in 1899.

"Thomas Charles Floquet (1828 - 1896) was a French politician, lawyer at the Paris bar, several times deputy, prefect, senator, minister and president of the Council. His involvement in the Panama scandal put an end to his career." (visit link)

"Marianne has been the national personification of the French Republic since the French Revolution, as a personification of liberty, equality, fraternity and reason, as well as a portrayal of the Goddess of Liberty." (visit link)

The inscription on the column, which is difficult to read, says: "CHARLES FLOQUET / 1828 - 1896 / and HORTENSE FLOQUET / NÉE KESTNER / 1840 - 1913"
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