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Mittelalterliche Herren von Mecklenburg und Schwerin

Medieval Lords of Mecklenburg and Schwerin

Christian Genschow
1855-56

Schwerin /  Mittelalterliche Herren von Mecklenburg und Schwerin   Schwerin /  Mittelalterliche Herren von Mecklenburg und Schwerin

Description

At the front façade of the Schwerin castle is a equestrian statue of Niklot and in niches four statues of Counts and Dukes of Mecklenburg:

Schwerin - Mittelalterliche Herren von Mecklenburg und Schwerin
1 Niklot
Schwerin - Mittelalterliche Herren von Mecklenburg und Schwerin
2 Gunzelin I von Hagen
Schwerin - Mittelalterliche Herren von Mecklenburg und Schwerin
3 Heinrich I, Graf von Schwerin
Schwerin - Mittelalterliche Herren von Mecklenburg und Schwerin
4 Albrecht II., Herzog zu Mecklenburg
Schwerin - Mittelalterliche Herren von Mecklenburg und Schwerin
5 Magnus II., Herzog zu Mecklenburg

  1. Equestrian statue: niklot 1160: Niklot (c. 1100-1160), a pagan chief or prince of the Slavic Obotrites and an ancestor of the House of Mecklenburg (Wikipedia).

    Niche statues, upper level:

  2. graf gunzelin i 1166-1187: Gunzelin I von Hagen (1125/30-1185), first count of Schwerin after the conquest of the Obotrite country by Henry the Lion. (Wikipedia).
  3. graf heinrich i 1187-1228: Heinrich I, Graf von Schwerin / Henry I, Count of Schwerin (c. 1155-1228), count of Schwerin (Wikipedia).

    Niche statues, lower level (captions unvisible because of a balustrade).

  4. Albrecht II., Herzog zu Mecklenburg / Albert II, Duke of Mecklenburg (1318-1379), Prince (or Lord) of Mecklenburg (1329), and later the first Duke of Mecklenburg (1347) (Wikipedia).
  5. Magnus II., Herzog zu Mecklenburg / Magnus II, Duke of Mecklenburg (1441-1503), Duke of Mecklenburg, 1477-1503 (Wikipedia).

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Tags

  • Albert II (Duke of Mecklenburg)
  • Equestrian statue
  • Façade with statues (secular)
  • Genschow, Christian
  • Gunzelin I (count of Schwerin)
  • Henry I (Count of Schwerin)
  • Magnus II (Duke of Mecklenburg)
  • Monarch
  • Niklot, prince
  • Location (N 53°37'29" - E 11°25'5")

    Item Code: demv199; Photograph: 5 August 2016
    Of each statue we made photos from various angles and also detail photos of the various texts.
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