Statues - Hither & Thither

Lithuania
Klaipėda
Klaipėdos apskritis

Lietuvininkų aikštė

Martynas Mažvyda

near Žemaičių Naumiestis 1510 - Königsberg (now Kaliningrad) 1563
author and editor of the first printed book in the Lithuanian language
(Wikipedia)
Regimantas Midvikis
1997

Klaipėda /  Martynas Mažvyda   Klaipėda /  Martynas Mažvyda

Description

Granite statue of Mažvyda standing with an open Catechism on a column; on the column a reproduction of the first page of the book and the date 1547. The statue is looking at the nearby stone benches which are a symbol of school.

Klaipėda - Martynas Mažvyda

Inscription(s)

pirmosios lietuviškosios knygos autoriui
MARTYNUI MAŽVYDUI
To the author of the first Lithuanian book
MARTYNAS MAŽVYDA

Information Sign

skulptorius
regimantas midvikis
architektas
vytenis mazurkevičius
paminklas
pastatytas iš visuomenė aukų
ir remiant valstybei
lietuviškosios knygos
450-osioms metinėms
1997
Sculptor
Regimantas Midvikis
Architect
Vytenis Mazurkevičius
Monument
built from private donations
and state support
at the 450th Anniversary
of the Lithuanian book
1997

Klaipėda - Martynas Mažvyda

Sculptor

Tags

Location N 55°43'7" E 21°7'43"

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