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Nádvorie Európy - Európa udvar

Europe Place

Various sculptors
2000-2011

Komárno - Komárom /  Nádvorie Európy - Európa udvar

Description

Europe Place is a square in the center of Komárno with buildings representing the various European countries. It is an initiative of the Palatinus Civic Association, founded in 1999, who has as aim among others the "implementation memorials of famous natives and people who contributed to the development of the town."

The foundation stone for the place was laid 23 February 1999. On 16 December 2000 the first part was opened for the public.
Europe Place is made of two parts, the northern square with the houses of the European countries around the fountain and a southern part formed by the courtyard of Zichy Palace.

In Europe Place are 16 statues of historical figures and a three commemorative plaques for Hungarian architects.

Passage from the Jókai street

 

1. Kráľ Ladislav I - I. László király
King Ladislaus I

(Poland c. 1045 - Nitra 1095), King of Hungary (1077-1095) (Wikipedia)..

Statue on the façade above St. Ladislaus Gate - the entrance gate at Jókai street - of the Europe Court.

   

GISILA REGINA - STEPHANUS REX

2. Kráľ Svätý Štefan a kráľovná Gisila - Szent István király és Gizella királyné
Queen Gisila and King Stephen


King Stephen ofNungary, (Esztergom 967-75 - Esztergom or Székesfehérvár 1038), Grand Prince of the Hungarians (997-1000) and the first King of Hungary (1000-1038) (Wikipedia).
Queen Gizella, (c. 985 - Passau 1065), first queen consort of Hungary as the spouse of Saint Stephen of Hungary (Wikipedia).

Two stone statues on the façade of the Vatican house, on the St. Stephen's Gate.

Sculpted by Csütörtöky András
(placed in 2000)

The northern square around the Millennium fountain

HUNYADI JÁNOS

Nándorfehérvár 1456

3. Hunyadi János
Ioannes Corvinus or de Hunyad (c. 1407- 1456), leading Hungarian military and political figure in the 15th-century history of Central and Southeastern Europe. Father of King Matthias I of Hungary (Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Gyurcsek Ferenc (placed in 2005)

MARIA
THERESIA
regina
"VITAM ET
SANGUINEM...!"

4. Kráľovná Mária Terézia - Mária Terézia királynő
Queen Maria Theresa

(Wien 1717 - Wien 1780), Consort of Holy Roman Emperor Francis I, Archduchess of Austria, Queen of Hungary and Croatia, etc. (Wikipedia)..

Sculpted by Győrfi Lajos
Signed: győrfi lajos 2004
(placed in 2004)

SIGISMUNDUS REX

5. Kráľ Žigmund - Zsigmond király
King Sigismund

Sigismund of Luxemburg
(Rome 1368 - Znojmo 1437)
King of Hungary, of Croatia from 1387, of Bohemia from 1419, and Holy Roman Emperor from 1433
(Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Péter Gáspár (placed in 2003)

I. KAROLUS
rex

6. Kráľ Karol I. - I. Károly király
King Charles I
, also known as Charles Robert (1288 - 1342)
the first King of Hungary and Croatia (1308-1342) of the House of Anjou
(Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Darázs Rozália (placed in 2007)

I. LUDOVICUS
rex

7. Kráľ Ľudovít I. - I. Lajos király
King Louis I

(Visegrád 1326 - Nagyszombat/Trnava 1382), King of Hungary and Croatia (1342-1382) and King of Poland (1370-1382) (Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Győrfi Lajos
Signed: győrfi lajos / 2004
(placed in 2004)

II. ANDREAS
rex

8. Kráľ Ondrej II. - II. András király
King Andreas II

Andrew II the Jerosolimitan
(c. 1177 - Buda 1235)
King of Hungary (1205-1235) and Croatia (1205-1235)

(Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Bartusz György
Signed: bartusz 2006
(placed in 2007)

III. BELA
rex

9. Kráľ Belo III. - III. Béla király
King Béla III
(c. 1148 - 1196) King of Hungary and Croatia (1172-1196)
(Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Bartusz György
Signed: bartusz 2005
(placed in 2006)

REX BELA IV

10. Kráľ Belo IV. - IV. Béla király
King Béla IV
(1206-1270), King of Hungary and of Croatia (1235-1270) (Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Darázs Rozália
(placed in 2002)

Zichy Palace courtyard

MATHIAS REX

11. Kráľ Matej I. - I. Mátyás király
King Matthias

Matthias Corvinus (1443 - 1490), King of Hungary (as Matthias I) and Croatia (1458-1490), son of Hunyadi János (Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Szilva Emőke
Signed: SZE
(placed in 2003)

12. Kráľovná Alžbeta - Erzsébet királyné
Queen Elisabeth of Hungary

Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie, Herzogin in Bayern
(München 1837-Geneve 1898)
Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary as spouse of Francis Joseph I
(Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Mihály Gábor (unveiled 16 December 2011)

13. Kossuth Lajos
Lajos Kossuth de Udvard et Kossuthfalva (Monok 1802 - Torino 1894) Hungarian lawyer, journalist, politician and Regent-President of the Kingdom of Hungary during the revolution of 1848-49 (Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Gyurcsek Ferenc
Signed: gyurcsek f
(placed in 2008)

14. Széchenyi István
Count István Széchenyi de Sárvár-Felsővidék (Wien 1791 - Döbling 1860), Hungarian politician, theorist and writer, one of the greatest statesmen of Hungarian history (Wikipedia).

Bronze statue of Széchenyi holding a model of the Széchenyi Chain Bridge in his hands (he supported the construction of this first permanent bridge between Buda and Pest, which nowadays bears his name, in Hungarian 'Széchenyi Lánchíd'), standing on a column.

Sculpted by Gyurcsek Ferenc (placed in 2008)

15. Esterházy János
(Veľké Zálužie 1901 - Mírov 1957)
the most prominent ethnic Hungarian politician in the former Czechoslovakia
(Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Janzer Frigyes (unveiled 16 December 2011)

16. Bél Mátyás
(Očová 1684 - Bratislava 1749)
Lutheran pastor and polymath (Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Péter Gáspár (Unveiled 16 December 2011)

Opposite the statue of Kossuth is an empty column.

The commemorative plaques

"Nekünk magyaroknak
csak az ázsiai kultúrák
formakincséből lehet
modern értelemben vett
művészetünket fejleszteni"

MEDGYASZAY ISTVÁN
1877-1959

translation wanted
17. Medgyaszay István
(Budapest 1877 - Budapest 1959)
Hungarian architect
(Wikipedia).

Commemorative plaque with bronze relief portrait and a quote from him. The plaque is on the façade of the Liechtenstein house.

Sculpted by Darázs Rozália (placed in 2007)

"a napkeletről jöttem,
a nagy hegyek zúgó
fenyvesek és kis faluk
világából, ahol még
álmodnak szűkszavú
kemény magyarok csudás
álmokat, ahol még
mesélnek fehérhajú vén
nótafák nagy régi
időkről, elmúlt világról,
elporladt emberekről… "

KÓS KÁROLY
1883-1977

palatinus a.d. 2004

translation wanted
18. Kós Károly
(Temesvár / Timişoara 1883 - Cluj 1977)
Hungarian architect, writer, illustrator, ethnologist and politician of Austria-Hungary and Romania
(Wikipedia).

Commemorative plaque with bust and a quote from a letter "Az én világom" In my World by KÓs, 1909 (full text). The plaque is on the south façade of the Transsylvanian house.

Sculpted by Csütörtöky András (placed in 2004)

Magyar formanyelv nem volt,
hanem lesz. Mert kell lennie.
Ez a meggyőződés vezet életpályámon,
amelynek egyetlen célja,
utat vágni a magyar formanyelv
megalakítása felé,

Lechner Ödön
1845-1914
translation wanted
19. Lechner Ödön
(Pest 1845 - Budapest 1914)
Hungarian architect, nicknamed the "Hungarian Gaudí"
(Wikipedia).

Commemorative plaque with bust and the first lines of Ödön's article 'Magyar formanyelv nem volt, hanem lesz.' in the journal Művészet 5.1 (1906) (full text). The plaque is on the east façade of the Transsylvanian house.

Sculpted by Csütörtöky András (placed in 2004)

Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Commemorative plaque (Slovakia)
  • Csütörtöky András
  • Darázs Rozália
  • Elisabeth (Empress of Austria)
  • Equestrian statue (woman)
  • Esterházy, János
  • Gallery of Honor
  • Gáspár, Péter
  • Győrfi Lajos
  • Gyurcsek Ferenc
  • Hunyadi, János
  • Janzer Frigyes
  • Kós, Károly
  • Kossuth, Lajos
  • Ladislaus I, king
  • Lechner, Ödön
  • Louis I (King of Hungary)
  • Man with book
  • Maria Theresa of Austria
  • Matthias I (King of Hungary)
  • Medgyaszay, István
  • Mihály Gábor
  • Monarch
  • Politician
  • Scholar / scientist
  • Sigismund (emperor)
  • Statue (woman)
  • Statue
  • Stephen I of Hungary, St.
  • Széchenyi, István
  • Szilva Emőke
  • Locatie (N 47°45'29" - E 18°7'45")

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