Photo of the Lion Monument in Lucerne
When the French over-threw the monarchy in the French Revolution, the event also resulted in the death of the Swiss Guards who used to protect the monarchy in different incidents, and many hundreds of the Guards were killed. The monument, depicting a mortally wounded lion after being speared, was built due to the effort of one of the people who escaped.
The Lion Monument is built in the side of a rock formation in Lucerne. The monument was designed by Bertel Thorvaldsen, and was made in 1820-1821.