The entrance of the Handelsakadmie is flanked by two statues:
The statues are at the entrance of the Handelsakademie I der Wiener Kaufmannschaft. This trade school was built in 1860-62 by Ferdinand Fellner the Elder.
- (left) A. SMITH
Adam Smith (Kirkcaldy, Scotland 1723 - Edinburgh 1790), Scottish moral philosopher and a pioneer of political economy, the founder of 'klass. Nationalökonomie'
- (right) CH. COLUMBUS, standing, with a map showing the Americas in his left hand, to which he is pointing with his other hand.
(prob. Cogoleto, Republic of Genua, c. 1451 - Valladolid 1506),
Italian explorer, who in Spanish service completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean that led to general European awareness of America
(see Background Information).
- Josef Cesar (1814-1876),
Sources & Information
- Felix Czeike, Historisches Lexikon Wien in 5 Bänden. Wien: Kremayr & Scheriau, 1992-97. Band 1, p. 588, s.v. Columbusdenkmal, p. 560 s.v. Cesar, Josef; Band 3, p. 44, s.v. Handelsakademie; Band 5, p. 243, s.v. Smithdenkmal.
Locatie (N 48°12'3" - E 16°22'15")
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Added: 8 September 2003
/ Photograph: 9 September 2012
/ Updated: 9 September 2012
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