Madame Adélaïde-Louise Davout d'Ecmühl is the Louis Nicolas Davout's daughter.
L. N. Davout(1770-1823) was: maréchal d'Empire (1804) duc d'Auerstaedt (1806) prince d'Eckmühl (1809).
Part of the wishes dated from Febuary, the 2nd of 1895:
... My first wish is to build a lighthouse on a dangerous head of the french coast not eaten
by the sea. My old friend, Baron Baude often told me that Britanny's coast was dangerous
and not really well known. I would like the lighthouse build on some secure granitic ground.
I would like that noble name remain blessed for ever.
Tears shed with the war fatality, which I fear and hate more than ever, will be reduced
with lives saved from the sea.
...I devote to that foundation 300 000 francs to give this lighthouse my name...