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This is the grave of Pierre Charles L’Enfant. Born in Paris in 1754, L’Enfant’s father was a favorite painter of Louis XV, allowing him to study art at the Royal Academy of Art and the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture. But up for adventure and feeling the spirit of the age, he crossed the […]

The Harrison Death

In General
On April 1, 2014
Given that Washington was a swampy cesspool of disease and both human and animal waste through most of the 19th century (as opposed to the spiritual and moral cesspool it is today), it’s hardly surprising that it was probably enteric fever that killed off William Henry Harrison instead of the long-held cause of pneumonia.
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