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Johans Gotfrīds Herders

Johann Gottfried von Herder

Mohrungen (today: Morąg, Poland) 1744 - Weimar 1803
German philosopher, theologian, poet, and literary critic; he taught in Riga, 1764-1769
(Wikipedia)
Ludwig Schaller
1864

Rīga /  Johans Gotfrīds Herders   Rīga /  Johans Gotfrīds Herders

Description

Bronze bust modeled after Schaller's statue in Weimar.

Inscription(s)

johans
gotfrids
HERDERS

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1744 - 1803

Annotation

This was the first monument to a cultural icon in Riga. The bust was removed by the Soviets in an attempt to de-Germanize Riga. It was, however, returned in 1959 when Riga was visited by an official delegation from the German Democratic Republic (where Weimar is located).

Rīga - Johans Gotfrīds Herders

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Locatie (N 56°56'55" - E 24°6'13")

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