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(Leibnizforum, Innenhof der Universität)

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

Leipzig 1646 - Hannover 1716
German mathematician and philosopher. He occupies a prominent place in the history of mathematics and the history of philosophy.
Ernst Hähnel
Kunstgießerei Lenz (Nürnberg)

Leipzig /  Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz   Leipzig /  Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz


Statue of Leibniz with a open book in his hands, leaning on a globe.
On the pedestal are four reliefs depicting the four faculties of the university customary in its time to mark Leibniz' comprehensive academic significance.

Leipzig - Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
Philosophie / Philosophie
Seated woman with mirror and scroll.
Leipzig - Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
Medizin / Medicine seated woman with a Aesculapian snake eating from bowl in her right hand and a scroll in het left
Leipzig - Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
Theologie / Theology
seated woman with books and cross.
Leipzig - Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
Jurisprudenz / Law woman pointing with her right hand in an open book and with her left hand resting on a book titled "Corpus Juris".


Errichtet im Jahre 1883.


Erfunden u. modellirt von E.J. Hähnel in Dresden 1881-1883
In Erz gegossen von Chr. Lenz in Nürnberg 1883.

Leipzig - Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz


Sources & Information


  • Hähnel, Ernst
  • Law (allegory)
  • Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm
  • Lenz (Nürnberg), Kunstgießerei
  • Mathematician
  • Medicine
  • Philosopher
  • Philosophy
  • Statue (man)
  • Theology
  • Locatie (N 51°20'20" - E 12°22'42") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

    Item Code: desn124; Photograph: 5 September 2022
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