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- 09 -072016

Rouget de Lisle & La Marseillaise : épisode 12

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From one resting place to another

On a Sunday, 26 June 1836, just before midnight, Rouget de Lisle died at Choisy-le-Roi following a severe bronchial catarrh. He was 76 years old. His funeral took place on 28 June. The funeral march was humble. The sword of a Captain of the Engineering Corps, surrounded by a wreath of laurel, was lying on the funeral pall with the Cross of the Legion of Honour. The burial took place in the cemetery of Choisy-le-Roi.

On 31 June 1850, a decree declared the public necessity of a creation a construction of a new cemetery at Choisy-le-Roi. Informed of these developments, Charles-Arthur Perrotin (1796 ?–1866) purchased a concession in perpetuity in the new cemetery and built a tomb where the mortal remains of Rouget de Lisle were transferred on 8 November 1861.


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