Bronze statues of Beuth and Humboldt standing next to each other, without pedestal.
- Wilhem von Humboldt (Potsdam 1767 - Tegel 1835), Prussian philosopher, government functionary, diplomat, and founder of the University of Berlin, which was named after him (and his brother, naturalist Alexander von Humboldt) in 1949
- Christian Peter Wilhelm Beuth (Kleve 1781 - Berlin 1853), Prussian statesman, involved in the Prussian reforms and the main mover in Prussia's industrial renewal
W. von Humboldt
gustav blaeser 1878
The statues stand in front of the house of the German Institute for Standardization and the Beuth Verlag (No. 6). They belonged originally to the monument to Friedrich Wilhelm III, King of Prussia, made by Gustav Hermann Blaeser, Alexander Calandrelli and Rudolf Schweinitz for the city of Cologne, where it was unveiled in 1878. After suffering heavy damage during World War II, the equestrian statue was scrapped, and the individual base figures erected in other places. Both statues are at this location in Berlin since 1987 (an other source says it are recasts). - The statue in Cologne was reconstructed in 2009, with all its base figures.
- Gustav Blaeser (also Bläser) (Düsseldorf 1813 - Cannstatt 1874),
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Location (N 52°30'18" - E 13°20'36")
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Item Code: debe064; Photograph: 10 August 2013
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