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Fassadenstatuen des Naturhistorisches MuseumsFaçade statues on the Museum of Natural History 
Various sculptors
187579 
The Naturhistorisches Museum was built 18721881 after the design of Gottfried Semper (Hamburg 1803Rome 1879) and Carl von Hasenauer (Wien 1833Wien 1894). The outer four façades were adorned with numerous statues, heads and reliefs were, representing the scientific progress and symbolizing the forces of nature.
The ensemble of sculptures is a continuous outline of the history of the physical worldview:
Main cupola
Helios, the god of the Sun
Sculpted by Benk
A. Central avantcorps












B. Statues in the niches
Bellariastraße, Burgring avantcorps  Bellariastraße, median avantcorps  





Bellariastraße, Museumsplatz avantcorps  



MariaTheresienPlatz, Museumsplatz avantcorps  MariaTheresienPlatz, Burgring avantcorps  





C. Statues on the balustrade
Several have their names on the base (not always visible)Bellariastraße, Left avantcorps  





Bellariastraße, median avantcorps  




Bellariastraße, median avantcorps  Bellariastraße, right avantcorps  




Bellariastraße, right avantcorps  Museumsplatz  




Museumsplatz  




MariaTheresienplatz, left avantcorps  




MariaTheresienplatz, right avantcorps  




Burgring  
C29. Alexander von Humboldt (17691859)

C30. Georges Cuvier (17691832)

C31. Robert Brown (17731858)

C32. Friedrich Mohs (17731839)

Burgring  

C33. Christian Leopold von Buch (17741853)

C34. Louis Agassiz (18071873)

D. The heads above the windows
The names are below the windows. All heads have a black bird protection 'hat'.Bellariastraße, Left avantcorps  Bellariastraße, between left and median avantcorps  




Sculpted by Koch 
Bellariastraße, between left and median avantcorps  




Bellariastraße, between left and median avantcorps  Bellariastraße, median avantcorps  




Bellariastraße, median avantcorps  Bellariastraße, between median and right avantcorps  




Bellariastraße, between median and right avantcorps  




Bellariastraße, between median and right avantcorps  Bellariastraße, right avantcorps  Museumplatz, left façade  




Museumplatz, left façade  Museumplatz, median avantcorps  




Museumplatz, median avantcorps  Museumplatz, right façade  




MariaTheresienPlatz, left avantcorps  MariaTheresienPlatz, Façade between left and median avantcorps  




MariaTheresienPlatz, Façade between left and median avantcorps  




MariaTheresienPlatz, Façade between left and median avantcorps  MariaTheresienPlatz, Median avantcorps  




MariaTheresienPlatz, Median avantcorps  MariaTheresienPlatz, Façade between median and right avantcorps  




MariaTheresienPlatz, Façade between median and right avantcorps  




MariaTheresienPlatz, Façade between median and right avantcorps  MariaTheresienPlatz, Right avantcorps  Burgring, Left façade  



D56. Léonce Élie de Beaumont (17981874)

Burgring, Left façade  Burgring, Median avantcorps  
D57. Johannes Peter Müller (18011858)

D58. Stephan Endlicher (18041849)

D59. Carl Ritter (17791859)

D60. Wilhelm von Haidinger (17951871)

Burgring, Median avantcorps  Burgring, Right façade  
D61. Charles Lyell (17971875)

D62. Karl Ernst von Baer (17921876)

D63. Angelo Secchi (18181878)

D64. Charles Darwin (18091882)

DEM REICHE DER NATUR UND SEINER ERFORSCHUNG 
Becher, Carl B5, B6
Beer, Friedrich C1, C2, C32 Benk, Johann Helios Beyer, Josef D56 to 64 Costenoble, Karl C21 to 24 Deloye, Gustav C25 to 28, C30, C34 Dorn, Alois D33 to 42 Düll, Alois B3, B4 Fritsch, Josef D24 to 32 
Gliber, Jakob C15, C16
Hofmann von Aspernburg, Edmund C19, C20 Koch, Franz B1, B2, D1 to 6 Kundmann, Carl A7 to 10 Lahner, Karl C11 Mailler, Alexander C6, C7 Mitterleichner, Franz C8, C9, C10 Probst, Josef Anton C13 Rössner, Josef C3, C4, D43 to 55 
Schmidgruber, Anton B7, B8
Schrödl, Leopold C5, C31 Silbernagel, Johann Jakob A2 Streschnak, Anton D14 to 23 Swoboda, Alexius C14 Tilgner, Viktor Oskar A5, A6, C29, C33 Wagner, Anton Paul A11, A12, B9, B10 Weigl, Robert C12 Werner, David C17, C18, D7 to 13 