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Wien (Land)

Akademiestraße 12 (1.)

Christopher Columbus und Adam Smith

Josef Cesar

Wien /  Christopher Columbus und Adam Smith


The entrance of the Handelsakadmie is flanked by two statues:

Wien - Christopher Columbus und Adam Smith
Adam Smith
Wien - Christopher Columbus und Adam Smith
Christopher Columbus
Wien - Christopher Columbus und Adam Smith
  1. (left) A. SMITH
    Adam Smith (Kirkcaldy, Scotland 1723 - Edinburgh 1790), Scottish moral philosopher and a pioneer of political economy, the founder of 'klass. Nationalökonomie' (Wikipedia).
  2. (right) CH. COLUMBUS, standing, with a map showing the Americas in his left hand, to which he is pointing with his other hand.
    (Republic of Genua, c. 1451 - Valladolid 1506), Italian explorer, who under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean that led to general European awareness of the American continents (see Background Information).


The statue is at the entrance of the Handelsakademie I der Wiener Kaufmannschaft. This trade school was built in 1860-62 by Ferdinand Fellner the Elder.


Sources & Information


  • Cesar, Josef
  • Columbus with map
  • Columbus, Christopher (statue)
  • Columbus, Christopher
  • Economist
  • Map
  • Philosopher
  • Smith, Adam
  • Statue
  • Location N 48°12'3" E 16°22'15"

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