Statues - Hither & Thither

Site Search:
Stadt Nürnberg


Egidienplatz 10

Phillipp Melanchthon

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

Nürnberg /  Phillipp Melanchthon   Nürnberg /  Phillipp Melanchthon


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."


Sources & Information


  • Country: Germany
  • Aristotle
  • Burgschmiet, Jacob Daniel
  • Luther, Martin
  • Melanchthon, Phillipp
  • Plato
  • Statue (man)
  • Theologian
  • Locatie (N 49°27'22" - E 11°4'52") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

    Item Code: deby223; Photograph: 28 September 2011
    Of each statue we made photos from various angles and also detail photos of the various texts.
    If you want to use photos, please contact us via the contact form (in Dutch, English or German).
    © Website and photos: René & Peter van der Krogt

    Bronzefiguren Kaufen

    Your banner here? Click for information.