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Les Invalides
Napoleon's Tomb


Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1670/11/24 Louis XIV of France Sponsor The Hotel des Invalides is commissioned by Louis XIV to provide accommodations and hospital care for wounded soldiers. Design by Liberal Bruant, construction will begin in 1671.
1679/00/00 Jules Hardouin-Mansart Supervising Architect Bruant's chapel, Eglise Saint-Louis des Invalides, is completed at the end of the 17th century under the direction of Jules-Hardouin Mansart.
1708/00/00 Jules Hardouin-Mansart Architect Commissioned by Louis XIV, the private royal chapel, theEglise du Dome, is finished.
1789/07/14 The Invalides is attacked by Parisian rioters who take the cannons and muskets stored in its cellars and use them against theBastille.
1799/11/12 Napoleon Bonaparte Visitor During a visit to the Hotel des Invalides, Napoleon Bonaparte ask "that the church and dome should be decorated with ... antique statues ceded to France under the recent treaties.... It will be the hereos Elysium and shed on them the most noble luster."
1800/02/09 Napoleon Bonaparte Mourner First Consul Napoleon Bonaparte orders ten days of mourning throughout France. Black crape is hung on flags and standards throughout the Republic. Napoleon and other leaders attend a funeral oration for Washington in the council-hall of Les Invalides. Death of George Washington
1808/00/00 Napoleon Bonaparte Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte inspects Hotel des Invalides and visits his men.
1808/00/00 Sebastien Le Prestre de Vauban In Memoriam Napoleon Bonaparte orders the heart of Sebastien le Prestre de Vauban to be buried at Les Invalides. Vauban's mausoleum is in one of the side niches near Napoleon's tomb in the Dome des Invalides.
1813/00/00 Napoleon Bonaparte Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte visits his men at Les Invalides.
1815/00/00 Napoleon Bonaparte Visitor Napoleon Bonaparte visits his men at Hotel des Invalides.
1832/07/18 Claude-Francois-Dorothee Died Impoverished, Claude-Francois-Dorothce, marquis de Jouffroy d'Abbans retires to the Hotel des Invalides. He dies there of cholera in 1832.
1840/12/15 Napoleon Bonaparte In Memoriam A national funeral for Napoleon Bonaparte is celebrated on 15th December and his body is laid in state at Invalides.
1841/02/06 Napoleon's coffin is taken from the Imperial Cenotaph and placed in the chapel of chapel of Saint-Jerome, in the Church of the Invalides to await the completion of his mausoleum.
1942/07/08 Louis Franchet d'Esperey Died General Louis Franchet d'Esperey dies. He is buried at Les Invalides.

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Fabric Black crepe
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