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Italy
Arezzo
Arezzo (prov.)

Toscana

Piazza Lando Landucci

Ferdinando III d'Asburgo-Lorena

Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany

Firenze/Florence 1769 - Firenze/Florence 1824
Grand Duke of Tuscany, 1790-1801 and 1814-1824
(Wikipedia)
Stefano Ricci & Ranieri Bartolini
1822

Arezzo /  Ferdinando III d'Asburgo-Lorena   Arezzo /  Ferdinando III d'Asburgo-Lorena

Description

Marble statue of Grand Duke Ferdinando III with a lion. The statue was erected by the people of Arezzo in gratitude to the Duke for his excellent work in the field of communication between Arezzo and Tuscany. The opening of Via Anconetana, the main communication with the Adriatic, is due to him.

Arezzo - Ferdinando III d'Asburgo-Lorena

Coat of arms of Arezzo.

Arezzo - Ferdinando III d'Asburgo-Lorena
commercivm mari infero ad svpervm
terrestri itinere protendit et per
vallem clanarv, vndis in arnvm retortis
atqve opere pvblicae commoditatis absolvto
viam cassiam restitvti

The union of the Chiana with the Arno, an emblematic moment for the work of reclamation of the aretine valleys by Ranieri Bartolini.

Arezzo - Ferdinando III d'Asburgo-Lorena

Coat of arms of the house of Habsburg-Lorraine, Tuscany line.

Inscription(s)

longas o vtinam dvx bone ferias
praestes etrvriae
hic ames dici pater atqve princeps
divqve laetvs intersis
popvlo arretino

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FERDINANDO III AVSTRIACO
adsertori pvblicae felicitatis
ordo arretinorvm vniversvs
dedic. idib. aprilis die natali
c.cilnii maecenatis mvnicipis maximi
m d ccc xxii
karolo albergottio praefecto vrbis


dopo tre secoli di servitù granducale
il popolo toscano
attingendo l'audacia concorde
dal pensiero di dante e dal cuore di ferruccio
nel xxvii aprile mdccclix
ricacciava sulla via d'austria l'ultimo lorenese
affrettando i nuovi destini
della gran patria italiana

Arezzo - Ferdinando III d'Asburgo-Lorena

Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Country: Italy
  • Arno (personification)
  • Bartolini, Ranieri
  • Coat of arms
  • Ferdinand III (Grand Duke of Tuscany)
  • Lion
  • Monarch
  • Ricci, Stefano
  • Statue
  • Location N 43°28'1" E 11°52'52"

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