From the Ottawa Citizen: Musketeer D’Artagnan’s grave in Netherlands, historian says.
A five-year quest to locate the tomb of d’Artagnan — the inspiration for Alexandre Dumas’s novel The Three Musketeers — has led to a small Dutch church where new research suggests the swashbuckling hero is buried.
Charles de Batz de Castelmore d’Artagnan died during the Siege of Maastricht on June 25, 1673, and, according to a leading French historian, was laid to rest only few kilometres away at Saint Peter and Paul Church in Wolder.
"The trail is very precise," said Odile Bordaz, the author of several works on the musketeer. [continue].
WOW- thanks! VERY interesting news about one of my favorite characters from one of my favorite authors.
I was an avid reader of the exploits of Athos, Porthos, Aramis and what’s-his-name in my teens. Read “The Three Musketeers”, both in English and in French (my second language). Thrilling, wonderful stuff I thought at the time, xxx years ago. It was the first cloak-and-dagger I ever read. I wonder how it would hold up now, decades later.
Great read and I certainly hope the church allows the dig to determine his resting place.
It’s always exciting to discover something previously unknown, or incorrect. Very cool.