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Prince Henry the Navigator

Infante Dom Henrique
Porto, 4 March 1394 - Sagres 13 November 1460
infante (prince) of the Kingdom of Portugal, responsible for the beginning of the European worldwide explorations
(Wikipedia)
José Simões de Almeida (sobrinho)
1932 (2002)

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Description

Bronze statue of Prince Henry, sitting on a rock, elbow on knee and with his hand supporting his chin, contemplating, the other hand outstretched on another rock, holding an unrolling scroll or map. Described at the unveiling of the statue in 2002, by the Portuguese President, 'It shows the Prince facing the sea, visualising the unknown world and bringing far-off lands within distance'. It is a cast of a statue in Vila Franca do Campo on São Miguel Island, erected in 1932 to commemorate the quincentenary of the arrival of the Portuguese to the Azores

Inscription(s)

PRINCE HENRY
the navigator
1394 - 1460

Annotation

Unveiled 12 February 2002 by Jorge Sampaio, the President of Portugal.

Sculptor

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Locatie (N 51°29'57" - W 0°9'17")

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