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(Ehem. Fridericianum)

Fassadenfiguren und Porträtmedaillons am Fridericianum

Façade Statues and Portraits at the Fridericianum


1868

Schwerin /  Fassadenfiguren und Porträtmedaillons am Fridericianum   Schwerin /  Fassadenfiguren und Porträtmedaillons am Fridericianum

Description

The Fridericianum is a school founded as Cathedral school in 1553 by Duke John Albert I of Mecklenburg. In 1818 the school was named Fridericianum after Duke Frederick Francis I. From 1868-70 the school building on the August-Bebel-Straße was built after designs of the architect Hermann Willebrand. Presently it is used by an other school.

Avant-corps with two statues:

Schwerin - Fassadenfiguren und Porträtmedaillons am Fridericianum
1 Martin Luther
Schwerin - Fassadenfiguren und Porträtmedaillons am Fridericianum
2 Phillipp Melanchthon

  1. Martin Luther
    (Eisleben 1483 - Eisleben 1546), German priest and professor of theology who initiated the Protestant Reformation (Wikipedia).
  2. 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 (Wikipedia).

Four portrait medaillons, two in the central avant-corps and one each in the left and right avant-corps:

Schwerin - Fassadenfiguren und Porträtmedaillons am Fridericianum
1 Johann Albrecht I.
Schwerin - Fassadenfiguren und Porträtmedaillons am Fridericianum
2 Friedrich Franz II.
Schwerin - Fassadenfiguren und Porträtmedaillons am Fridericianum
3 Friedrich Franz I.
Schwerin - Fassadenfiguren und Porträtmedaillons am Fridericianum
4 Ulrich

  1. Johann Albrecht I., Herzog zu Mecklenburg / John Albert II, Duke of Mecklenburg (Güstrow 1525 - Schwerin 1576), Duke of Mecklenburg, 1547-1576 (Wikipedia).
  2. Friedrich Franz II., Großherzog von Mecklenburg [-Schwerin] / Frederick Francis II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (Ludwigslust 1823 - Schwerin 1883), Grand Duke of Mecklenburg, 1842-1883 (Wikipedia).
  3. Friedrich Franz I., Großherzog von Mecklenburg [-Schwerin] / Frederick Francis I, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (Schwerin 1756 - Ludwigslust 1837), Duke, since 1815 Grand Duke, of Mecklenburg, 1785-1837 (Wikipedia).
  4. Ulrich, Herzog zu Mecklenburg [-Güstrow] / Ulrich Duke of Mecklenburg (Schwerin 1523 - Güstrow 1603), Duke of Mecklenburg, 1555/56-1603 (Wikipedia).

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Façade with statues (secular)
  • Frederick Francis I (Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin)
  • Frederick Francis II (Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin)
  • John Albert I (Duke of Mecklenburg)
  • Luther, Martin
  • Melanchthon, Phillipp
  • Monarch
  • Theologian
  • Ulrich (Duke of Mecklenburg)
  • Location (N 53°37'57" - E 11°24'51")

    Item Code: demv187; Photograph: 5 August 2016
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