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Professions: The Three Musketeers

21. October 2019, Ralf Stullich - General, Knowledge, Professions, Onomastics

D’Artagnan an the three musketeers, sculpture by Zurab Tsereteli on Place Saint-Pierre in Condom (Gers), France from 2010. Photo by René Hourdry [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons (,_Condom_(Gers)_23.jpg).

When we recently read the word “Musketeer” (Musketier) as a profession on a German death certificate from the year 1918, we hesitated for a moment - even though we come across various (and stranger) professions every day. However, the first thing that comes to mind is the three musketeers from the novel by Alexandre Dumas from 1844. And we would not suspect them in Germany or the 20th century.

Professions: The Three Musketeers

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