Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Groß Stresow
(Stadt Putbus)
Lkr. Vorpommern-Rügen

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

im Wald

Preußensäule

Friedrich Wilhelm I König in Preußen
Frederick William I King in Prussia
Berlin 1688 - Potsdam 1740,
King in Prussia and Elector of Brandenburg, 1713-1740
(Wikipedia)
Wilhelm Stürmer
1855 (copy 2015)

Groß Stresow /  Preußensäule   Groß Stresow /  Preußensäule

Description

Monument commemorating the landings of the Brandenburg and later, Prussian troops on the island of Rügen in the year 1715. Sandstone statue (3.4 m high, copy, click here for the original) on a column carved from one of the largest glacial erratics in North Germany, the Great Rock near Nardevitz on Rügen's Jasmund peninsula.

Inscription(s)

On the column:

friedrich wilhelm i
koenig von preussen
landete hier mit
friedrich iv
koenig von daenemark
am xv november
mdccxv
und erkaempft
den frieden

Frederick William I
King of Prussia
landed here with
Frederick IV
King of Denmark
on 15 november
1715
and fought
for peace

On the base:

FRIEDRICH WILHELM IV
MDCCCLV

Information Sign

(click on the photo for an enlargement in a separate window.)
Groß Stresow - Preußensäule

Annotation

Inaugurated on 15 October 1855.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Locatie (N 54°21'25" - E 13°34'18")

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Item Code: demv011; Photograph: 1 August 2016
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