E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
One of the seven wonders of the world: so called from Mausolus, King of Caria, to whom Artemisia (his wife) erected at Halicarnassos a splendid sëpulchral monument B.C. 353. Parts of this sepulchre are now in the British Museum.
The chief mausoleums, besides the one referred to above, are: the mausoleum of Augustus; that of Hadrian, now called the castle of St. Angelo, at Rome; that erected in France to Henry II, by Catherine de Medicis; that of St. Peter the Martyr in the church of St. Eustatius, by G. Balduccio in the fourteenth century; and that erected to the memory of Louis XVI.