Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Bremerhaven
Freie Hansestadt Bremen

Bgm.-Smidt-Straße (Kirchenplatz)
(Bgm.-Smidt-Gedächtniskirche)

Christus, Luther und Melanchton

Christ, Luther and Melanchton

(artist?)
1855?

Bremerhaven /  Christus, Luther und Melanchton

Description

Three stone statues at the tower front of the Church. In the center is a statue of Christ, and on the sides:
  1. Martin Luther
    (Eisleben 1483 - Eisleben 1546), German priest and professor of theology who initiated the Protestant Reformation (Wikipedia).
  2. 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).

Bremerhaven - Christus, Luther und Melanchton
Martin Luther
Bremerhaven - Christus, Luther und Melanchton Bremerhaven - Christus, Luther und Melanchton
Philipp Melanchthon

Inscription(s)

Inscription at the base of the Christ figure:

Zum Andenken an Bügermeister Dr.
Iohann Smidt
den Gründer Bremerhavens und dieser Kirche

Sculptor

Tags

Location (N 53°32'39" - E 8°34'44")

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Item Code: dehb015; Photograph: 16 April 2016
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