"Pyramide van Austerlitz Page" Austerlitz by egonwegh
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We visited the Pyramid of Austerlitz raised by French soldiers of Napoleon under their general Auguste de Marmont in 1804. It was inspired, as you might have guessed, by the Emperor's campaign in Egypt.
Although Monseigneur de Marmont desired that the pyramid preserve his own name (Butte de Marmont), it was decided by the King of Holland - who also happened to be Napoleon's brother - that the pyramid should bear the name of 'Austerlitz', to commemorate the battle fought by Napoleon at that town.
A somewhat unexpected diversion from the Napoleon trail that I have been following for so long now (see my pages on Paris, the Pyramids at Gizeh (2000), Waterloo (2003), Elba (2007) ...).
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