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The Lion Monument (in German: Löwendenkmal), or the Lion of Lucerne, is a rock relief in Lucerne, Switzerland, designed by Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen and carved into the granite rock from 1820 to 1821 by Lukas Ahorn. It commemorates the Swiss Guards who were killed defending the royal family in 1792 when revolutionaries stormed the Tuileries Palace in Paris during the French Revolution.

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