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Drei Zeitzeugen

Three Period Witnesses

Peter Lenk

Hirsau /  Drei Zeitzeugen   Hirsau /  Drei Zeitzeugen


Three statues (from polyester? and or metal) on metal poles, representing:
  1. (center): Abbot Wilhelm von Hirsau (c. 1030 - 1091), aenedictine abbot and monastic reformer. He was abbot of Hirsau Abbey, for whom he created the Constitutiones Hirsaugienses, based on the uses of Cluny, and was the father of the Hirsau Reforms (Wikipedia).
  2. (left): General Ezéchiel du Mas, comte de Mélac (Sainte-Radegonde c. 1630 - Paris 1704), career soldier in the French army under King Louis XIV and war minister Louvois; he burned the monasty in 1689 during the Palatine war of succession (Wikipedia).
  3. (right): "Rockerbraut" (rocker chick)

Ezéchiel du Mas, comte de Mélac, setting fire to the monastery.

Abt Wilhelm von Hirsau, with monks in his arms, and one on his back

Rocker chick, driving away from the town an its history


The metal work is done blacksmith Peter Klink.


Sources & Information


  • Country: Germany
  • Du Mas, Ezéchiel
  • Lenk, Peter
  • Mélac, comte de
  • Monk
  • Motorcyclist
  • Rocker chick
  • Wilhelm of Hirsau
  • Locatie (N 48°44'10" - E 8°44'8") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

    Item Code: debw155; Photograph: 19 April 2012
    Of each statue we made photos from various angles and also detail photos of the various texts.
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