Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Nürnberg
Stadt Nürnberg

Bayern

Egidienplatz 10

Phillipp Melanchthon

born Philipp Schwartzerdt (Bretten 1497 - Wittenberg 1560)
German reformer, collaborator with Martin Luther, the first systematic theologian of the Protestant Reformation, intellectual leader of the Lutheran Reformation
(Wikipedia)
Jacob Daniel Burgschmiet
1826

Nürnberg /  Phillipp Melanchthon   Nürnberg /  Phillipp Melanchthon

Description

Stone statue of Melanchton with a pile of four books (inscribed: BIBLIA SACRA Ubersetzt von D. Martin Luther / i.cor.xiii v. 2 - CICERO - ΑΡΗΣΤΟΤΕΛΗΣ - ΠΛΑΤΩΝ).

Inscription(s)

PHILIPPI MELANCHTONIS.
artium liberalium inter germanos instauratoris
sapientissimi humanissimi eloquentissimi
pie recolendae memoriae
quo die ante hos trecentos annos
gymnasium aegidianum inauguravit
hoc monumentum publice poni iussit
grata civitas noribergensis
a.s. mdcccxxvi x cal. iun.

the great arms of Nürnberg
(eagle with a king's head)

Annotation

On the cover of the Bible is referred to 1 Corinthians 13:2 - "And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not love, I am nothing."

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Country: Germany
  • Aristotle
  • Burgschmiet, Jacob Daniel
  • Luther, Martin
  • Melanchthon, Phillipp
  • Plato
  • Statue
  • Theologian
  • Location N 49°27'22" E 11°4'52"

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