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The obelisk on Karolinenplatz in Munich is a memorial to the 30.000 Bavarian soldiers fallen during the French invasion of Russia in 1812. Made from recycled bronze cannons of the Battle of Navarino in 1827, it was erected in 1833 by King Ludwig I.
The inscriptions read as follows:
Den dreyssig tausend Bayern die im russischen Kriege den Tod fanden / Auch sie starben für des Vaterlandes Befreyung / Errichtet von Ludwig I Koenig von Bayern / Vollendet am XVIII October MDCCCXXXIII
To the thirty thousand Bavarians who died in the Russian war / They too died for the liberation of the fatherland / Built by Ludwig I King of Bavaria / Completed on XVIII October MDCCCXXXIII