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XI. Ince Pápa

Pope Innocent XI

Blessed Pope Innocent XI, born Benedetto Odescalchi
(Como 1611 - Rome 1689)
Pope from 1676 to 1689. Initiator of the Holy League who in 1683 hastened to the relief of Vienna which was being besieged by the Turks. Thereafter he spared no efforts to induce the Christian princes to lend a helping hand for the expulsion of the Turks from Hungary
(Wikipedia)
Damkó József & Wälder Gyula
1936

Budapest /  XI. Ince Pápa   Budapest /  XI. Ince Pápa

Description

Bronze statue of Pope Innocent XI with tiara and staff, and under his feet the Turkish standard. On the pedestal are four reliefs
(click on the photo for an enlargement in a separate window.)
Budapest - XI. Ince Pápa
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Budapest - XI. Ince Pápa
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Budapest - XI. Ince Pápa
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Budapest - XI. Ince Pápa
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  1. Coat of arms of Innocent XI with text:
    XI. INCE PÁPA

    magyarország megmentője
    emlékénék
    a hálás nemzet
    1686-1936

    Pope Innocent XI

    Savior of Hungary
    commemoration by the
    a grateful nation
    1686-1936

  2. Pope Innocent XI gives his papal bull initiating the anti-Turkish war to Francesco Cardinal Buonvisi (Lucca 1626 - Lucca 1700, Wikipedia) and Marco d'Aviano (Aviano 1631 - Wien 1699, Wikipedia).

  3. The Holy League medal with the portraits of:
    1. Pope Innocent XI.
    2. Emperor Leopold I (Wien 1640 - Wien 1705), Holy Roman Emperor, King of Hungary and King of Bohemia (Wikipedia).
    3. John III Sobieski, king of Poland (Olesko 1629 - Wilanów 1696) (Wikipedia).
    4. Marcantonio Giustinian (Venezia 1619 - Venezia 1688), doge of Venice (Wikipedia).
    Above the portraits: INNOC XI PONT LEOP IMP 10A III REX POMANIVS VEDVX.
    Under the relief: Budam Virginis / Dabit Auxilium / xi. ince pápa.

  4. A Debrecen Hajdu soldier places the cross flag on the wall of Buda castle.

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Tags

  • Damkó József
  • Giustinian, Marcantonio
  • Innocent XI, Pope
  • John III Sobieski
  • Leopold I (emperor)
  • Marco d'Aviano
  • Monarch
  • Pope
  • Statue
  • Wälder Gyula
  • Location (N 47°30'10" - E 19°1'58")

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