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Martin Luther

Eisleben 1483 - Eisleben 1546
German priest and professor of theology who initiated the Protestant Reformation
(Wikipedia)
Gottfried Schadow
1821

Wittenberg, Lutherstadt /  Martin Luther   Wittenberg, Lutherstadt /  Martin Luther

Description

Bronze statue of Luther in ecclesiastical robe, holding an open book in his hands with the text: ... Bücher des Alten Testaments ENDE / Das Neue Testament verdeutscht von Doktor Martin Luther

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Inscription(s)

Glaubet an das
Evangelium
St Marc I v XV
Ists Gottes Werk
So wirds bestehn
Ists Menschen Werk
Wirts untergehn
Luther
Von dem Mannsfeldschen
Verein für Luthers Denkmal
durch gesammelte Beiträge begründet
und durch
König Friedrich Wilhelm den dritten
errichtet
Ein veste Burg
Ist unser Gott
Luther
Believe
the gospel
Marc 1:15
Is it God's work
it will consist
Is it man's work
it will go down
Luther
Founded by the Mansfeld
Association for the Luther Monument
with collected funds
and by
King Friedrich Wilhelm III
erected
God is our refuge
and strength
Luther

Signature

Gottfr. Schadow sculp.

Annotation

The baldachin which belongs over the statue was removed for restoriation while we were in Wittenberg.

Lutherstadt Wittenberg - Martin Luther

Sculptor

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Location (N 51°51'59" - E 12°38'36")

Item Code: desa052; Photograph: 2 September 2012
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