The only Fucker in Paris

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  • When one meets a person with a last name like Baker, Brewer, Archor, or Taylor, it’s fair to assume the name was historically derived from an occupation or reputation. So when I came upon this tombstone at the columbarium in the famous Pere Lechaise Cemetery in Paris, I had to wonder about the origins of the rather unique name.

    At 79 years of age, it might be said that Leopold was a fairly old Fucker when he died in 1980. As unlikely as it might seem, Leopold might have been the only Fucker in Paris because I did’t find any other Fuckers in the columbarium or cemetery.

    There was no information about Leopold’s life, nothing of his story remains. I searched the internet and did find other pictures of his headstone, but nothing of the man himself. It seems that in death Leopold’s name earned him a notoriety that he was otherwise unable to achieve in life.

    Stand inside the columbarium at Pere Lechaise Cemetery using Google street view.

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