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The 3 archbishops of Paris on the reverse of the medal had violent deaths: Mgr Affre, after being injured on the barricades in the Faubourg Saint-Antoine, while attempting a mission of conciliation, dies June 27, 1848, Bishop Sibour is murdered by the dagger of a banned priest, Jean Verger, in Saint-Étienne-du-Mont Church, January 3, 1857, Mgr Darboy was killed by the bullets of the insurgents of the Commune, May 27, 1871, in the prison of La Roquette. The obverse is of the next archbishop of Paris.

 

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La Commune de Paris 1871 dans le livre et l'image: ... - Page 44
Bibliothèque royale de Belgique, ‎Denise de Weerdt, ‎Catherine Oukhow - 1971
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137 MONSEIGNEUR GUIBERT ARCHEVÊQUE DE PARIS. DÉDIÉ AU CLERGÉ FRANÇAIS. 1871. Buste de face. HONNEUR À CES TROIS NOBLES ... Trois cartouches contenant les bustes des trois archevêques Affre, Sibour et Darboy. Etain doré, 51 mm. Bruxelles, BR, Cabinet des Médailles

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