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Patriotic Frenchmen (and women), not noted for their love of Germany, may be less than amused to learn the source of the name of the famous landmark which graces the southern bank of the Seine River in Paris.

The 300 meter Eiffel Tower was built by Gustave Eiffel, whose upholsterer godfather, born a Boenickhausen, adopted the name Eiffel -- because his friends could not pronounce his name -- before moving to Paris from Eifel, Germany.

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