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Olpe
Kreis Olpe

Nordrhein-Westfalen

Kurkölner Platz & Westfälische Straße
(Stadtmauer & Sparkasse)

Kurfürst Heinrich von Köln

Elector Heinrich of Cologne

Heinrich II. von Virneburg (1244/46 - 1332)
archbishop and elector of Cologne, 1304-1332
(Wikipedia)
Karl-Heinz Klein
1981

Olpe /  Kurfürst Heinrich von Köln   Olpe /  Kurfürst Heinrich von Köln

Description

On two (or more?) location in the town of Olpe is a circular plaque with a portrait of the town-founder Elector Heinrich II of Cologne, circumscribed "kurfürst heinrich von köln - 1311 stadtgründer von olpe".

Olpe - Kurfürst Heinrich von Köln Olpe - Kurfürst Heinrich von Köln

On the edge is written: "von olper bürger 1981 gestiftet".

Inscription(s)

At the wall near the stairs on the Kurkölner Platz is a second plaque with the coats of arms of the Electorate of Cologne and the counts of Virneburg, with the text:

HEINRICH graf von VIRNEBURG
1244 - 1332
ERZBISCHOF VON KÖLN
des hl. röm. reiches kurfürst
und durch italien erzkanzler
HERZOG IN WESTFALEN
ERLIEH OLPE 1311 DIE STADTRECHTE

Signature

K in circle

Olpe - Kurfürst Heinrich von Köln

Sculptor

Tags

Location (N 51°1'44" - E 7°50'41")

Item Code: denw660; Photograph: 7 October 2018
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