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August der Jüngere, Herzog zu Braunschweig-Lüneburg

Dannenberg 1579 - Wolfenbüttel 1666
Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, 1635-1666
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Georg Meyer-Steglitz
1904

Wolfenbüttel /  August der Jüngere, Herzog zu Braunschweig-Lüneburg   Wolfenbüttel /  August der Jüngere, Herzog zu Braunschweig-Lüneburg

Description

Bronze statue of the duke standing next to his horse. De sculpture is placed on a boulder, out of which water is streaming.

Inscription(s)

HERZOG AUGUST
1635 - 1666

errichtet 1904

Annotation

The statue was inaugurated on 14 September 1904. The idea was born already in 1897 by the "Verschönerungs-Verein zu Wolfenbüttel". The design was interpreted in March 1902 by the Neuesten Nachrichten as follows: After the 30-Years-War the Duke rides on his horse to his country, with the terrible destruction for his eyes worried about the welfare of his country. He comes to a source and lets his horse drink. This fresh source became for the duke a symbol for the reconstruction of the country.

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Location (N 52°9'45" - E 10°32'5")

Item Code: dens054; Photograph: 17 August 2009
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