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Maurice de Saxe
Birth: Oct. 28, 1696
Death: Nov. 20, 1750

son of Augustus the Strong of Saxony, and one of the leading generals of Louis XV of France. In particular he won the decisive victory of Fontenoy. As he was a foreigner, a bastard and a Protestant, Louis could not have him buried, as he wished, in one of the leading churches in Paris. So St. Thomas, the leading Protestant church in the kingdom, was chosen. The magnificent monument was commissioned from he sculptor Jean Baptiste Pigalle. We see Maurice being lured into his coffin by death, whilst France and Hercules weep at the passing of a hero. 
 
Burial:
Church of Saint Thomas
Strasbourg
Departement du Bas-Rhin
Alsace, France
 
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Record added: May 30, 2000
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I light a candle for Maurice de Saxe ...
- Candles
 Added: Jan. 21, 2012
Rest in peace Maurice.
- Don MacBeth
 Added: Oct. 17, 2010
Rest in peace.
- Ken MacLeod
 Added: Aug. 18, 2009
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