|Birth: ||Apr. 30, 1823|
|Death: ||Mar. 23, 1857|
Murder Victim. Formed a relationship in 1855 with Madeleine Smith, the 19 year old daughter of Glasgow Architect James Smith. The two year relationship between Pierre and Madeleine was a stormy one, ending in a broken engagement. However, Pierre would not accept the end of the relationship and threatened to show the sexually explicit letters Madeleine had written to him to her father if she did not come back to him. His life ended when he was poisoned by arsenic on the evening of Sunday, 22 March 1857. It is not known where he was or what he was doing or who gave him the poison which was admisitered in a cup of coffee or coca, but it was found Madeleine had purchased arsenic from two chemists in Glasgow's Sauchiehall Street in the weeks preceeding the murder. She was accordingly arrested and put on trial for her former boyfriend's murder. After a trial that went down as one of the most sensational in Scottish history, the prosecution case against Madeliene was found by the Jury of the peculiarly Scottish verdict 'Not Proven' and she was released and later emigrated to New York where she spent the rest of her life. The trial was later dramatised in the 1949 film "Madeleine." Pierre L'Anglier was buried in the graveyard of Ramshorn Kirk in Ingram Street, Glasgow (now owned by the University of Strathclyde as the Ramshorn Theatre) His grave is the third along on the right on coming in the east entrance to the graveyard. He is added as a footnote to a grave belonging to someone by the name of Fleming. 145 years of the Scottish weather has, unfortunately, rendered most of it illegible apart from the "L'Anglier" name.
Glasgow City, Scotland
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I leave this, not for you but for Madeleine. You committed suicide in the hope she would be hanged for your murder, not realising that truth will out!|
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