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Germany
Darmstadt
Stadt Darmstadt

Hessen

Luisenplatz

Ludwigsmonument - 'Langer Lui'

Louis I Monument - Long Louie

Ludewig I. Großherzog von Hessen und bei Rhein
Louis I Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine
(Prenzlau 1753 - Darmstadt 1830)
Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt 1790-1806 as Ludwig X.;
Grandduke of Hesse and by Rhine, 1806/16-1830 as Ludewig I.
(Wikipedia)
Ludwig von Schwanthaler
Johann Baptist Stiglmaier
1844

Darmstadt /  Ludwigsmonument - 'Langer Lui'   Darmstadt /  Ludwigsmonument - 'Langer Lui'

Description

33 m [108 ft] high sandstone column with a 5.45 m [18 ft.] tall bronze statue of Ludewig I.

Inscription(s)

LUDEWIG

dem ersten
sein dankbares volk
zu diesem monument
wurde
der grundstein gelegt
am xiv juny mdcccxli
dasselbe
ward enthüllt
am xxv aug: mdcccxliv.

Annotation

The fundation stone was laid 14 June 1841, the anniversary of Louis I's birth, and it was unveiled on 25 August 1844, the anniversary of his death.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Country: Germany
  • Commemorative Needle Column or Obelisk
  • Louis I (Grand Duke of Hessen)
  • Monarch
  • Schwanthaler, Ludwig von
  • Statue on column
  • Statue
  • Stiglmaier, Johann Baptist
  • Location N 49°52'22" E 8°39'4"

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