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Wilhelm Müller

Dessau 1794 - Dessau 1827
German lyric poet, best known as the author of Die schöne Müllerin (1823) and Winterreise (1828), which Franz Schubert later set to music as song cycles
(Wikipedia)
Hermann Schubert
1891

Dessau /  Wilhelm Müller   Dessau /  Wilhelm Müller

Description

Marmor bust on a pedestal with three stone reliefs representing Greece, Poetry, Germany and Science.
In 1819 became teacher of history and Latin and Greek language in Dessau.

Dessau - Wilhelm Müller
Poesie / Poetry
Dessau - Wilhelm Müller
Wissenschaft / Science
Dessau - Wilhelm Müller
Germania
The year 1813 on the flag refers to his voluntary enlistment in the Prussian army in that year to take part in the wars of liberation against Napoleon.
Dessau - Wilhelm Müller
Griechenland / Greece
He championed the Greeks' struggle for independence against the Turkish occupation - hence his nickname "Greek-Müller", although he never visited Greece.

The representation of Greece as a young woman, dressed in antique clothing, having broken chains of slavery at her feet is based on the painting «Η Ελλάς Ευγνωμονούσα» (Hellas grateful) by Theodoros Vryzakis (1858). It is a work of particular symbolism, as it depicts Greece in the form of .

Inscription(s)

wilhelm
MUELLER

1794 - 1827
ΤΩΙ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗΣ ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΙΑΣ ΑΟΙΛΩΙ
ΤΟΝ ΛΙΟΟΝ ΕΚ ΤΩΝ ΑΤΤΙΚΩΝ ΚΑΙ ΛΑΚΟΝΙΚΩΝ ΛΑΤΟΜΕΙΩΝ
Η ΕΛΛΑΣ ΕΥΓΝΩΜΟΝΟΥΣΑ
The Greek liberation army
The lion from the Attic and Lakonic quarries
Hellas grateful

Signature

(unreadable)

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Country: Germany
  • Bust (man)
  • Germania (allegory)
  • Greece (personification)
  • Müller, Wilhelm
  • Poetry (allegory)
  • Schubert, Hermann
  • Science (allegorical figure)
  • Writer / poet
  • Locatie (N 51°50'0" - E 12°14'27") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

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