Indeed, the Marquise Adélaïde-Louise d’Eckmühl de Blocqueville bequeathed in her will the sum of 300,000 francs for the construction of a lighthouse. This lighthouse will be named “Eckmühl’s lighthouse” in honor of her father Marshal Louis-Nicolas Davout, Prince of Eckmühl.
This title of nobility comes from the battle of Eckmühl which he had led on April 22, 1809 near the village of Eggmühl in Bavaria. With this gesture, the Marquise hopes that “the tears shed by the fatality of wars, which I fear and hate more than ever, will be redeemed by the lives saved from the storm. “She also wants the lighthouse to be located on the coast of Brittany and in a safe place to stand the test of time.
Thank you for the wikipedia post and the Marquise d’Eckmühl.