born Philipp Schwartzerdt (Bretten 1497 - Wittenberg 1560)
German reformer, collaborator with Martin Luther, the first systematic theologian of the Protestant Reformation, intellectual leader of the Lutheran Reformation
Jacob Daniel Burgschmiet
Stone statue of Melanchton with a pile of four books (inscribed: BIBLIA SACRA Ubersetzt von D. Martin Luther / i.cor.xiii v. 2 - CICERO - ΑΡΗΣΤΟΤΕΛΗΣ - ΠΛΑΤΩΝ).
artium liberalium inter germanos instauratoris
sapientissimi humanissimi eloquentissimi
pie recolendae memoriae
quo die ante hos trecentos annos
gymnasium aegidianum inauguravit
hoc monumentum publice poni iussit
grata civitas noribergensis
a.s. mdcccxxvi x cal. iun.
the great arms of Nürnberg
(eagle with a king's head)
On the cover of the Bible is referred to 1 Corinthians 13:2 - "And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not love, I am nothing."
- Jacob Daniel Burgschmiet (Nürnberg 1796 - Nürnberg 1858),
German sculptor and founder (see (see here)
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Locatie (N 49°27'22" - E 11°4'52") (Satellite view: Google Maps)
Item Code: deby223; Photograph: 28 September 2011
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