Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Ansbach
Stadt Ansbach

Bayern

Karl-Burkhardt-Platz (kleinen Schloßplatz)

Simon Marius

Gunzenhausen 1573 - Ansbach 1624
German astronomer, discoverer of four moons of Jupiter
(Wikipedia)
Friedrich Schelle
1991

Ansbach /  Simon Marius   Ansbach /  Simon Marius

Description

The monument consists of three elements:
  1. A depiction of Jupiter with four moons.
  2. The head of Marius while observing the sky in December 1609.
  3. An bronze open book with text and a telescope.

Inscription(s)

simon
marivs
markgräflich
brandenbur
gischer hofma
thematikus
astronom und
arzt geb. 1573
in gunzenhau-
sen gest. 1624
in ansbach
entdeckte im jre
1609 4 monde
des planeten
jupiter
im jahre 1614
erschien sein
hauptwerk
mvndvs
iovialis
die welt des
jupiter ♃

Information Sign

gestiftet
LIONS-CLUB
ANSBACH
1991

Ansbach / Simon Marius

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 49°18'7" E 10°34'32"

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