The historian has calculated the location of the grave of d'artagnan

titleFrench historian Odile Borda (Odile Bordaz) claims that she managed to find a place where he was buried Charles de Batz de Castelmore d'artagnan, which served as the prototype for the famous hero of the novel by Alexander Dumas "the Three Musketeers".This writes the Sunday Times newspaper.Contrary to the widespread theory that the body of d'artagnan after his death it was brought to France from the Board is confident that the famous musketeer buried in the small Church of Saints Peter and Paul on the outskirts of the Dutch city of Maastricht (now downtown by car). To such conclusion the Board came after analyzing the information from historical records.It is known that d'artagnan was killed on 25 June 1673, during the siege of Maastricht in the Franco-Dutch war of 1672-1678. On approval of the Board, at the time, the weather was hot and the humidity was high, therefore to get the body back to France would be problematic, and to embalm - too expensive.In addition, in favor of the version of the Board is evidenced by the fact that during the siege of Maastricht dead Frenchmen were commonly buried in a nearby Catholic Church, and the camp d'artagnan, as it turned out recently, stood near by car. The Board also argues that to find d'artagnan's grave in France.Using the proof of his theory, the Board intends to obtain from the French authorities and the Catholic Church permission to conduct excavations in the Church of Saints Peter and Paul. In the opinion of the Board, the chances of finding the remains of d'artagnan in this Church of about 50: 50.Charles de Batz de Castelmore d'artagnan was born in the early seventeenth century in Gascony. Around the age of 20 years he enlisted in company a of the Royal Musketeers, and later (1658) became one of its commanders.After his death in France in 1700 appeared the book "Memoirs of Messire d'artagnan" (Les Memoires de Monsieur d'artagnan), the author of which was known at the time, French writer and journalist Gasen where the de Sandra. Based on the "Memoirs," Dumas wrote the novel "the Three Musketeers" and other novels "musketeer" series - "Twenty years later" and "the Vicomte de Bragelonne". Source: the Historian has calculated the location of the grave of d'artagnan.

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