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Germany
Syburg
(Stadt Dortmund)
Stadt Dortmund

Nordrhein-Westfalen

Hohensyburg

Kaiser-Wilhelm-Denkmal

Emperor Wilhelm Monument

Wilhelm I Berlin 1797 - Berlin 1888
King of Prussia, 1861 - 1888, and the first German Emperor, 1871 - 1888
(Wikipedia)
Adolf von Donndorf
Bronzegießerei Gladenbeck (Friedrichshagen bei Berlin)
1902/1935

Syburg /  Kaiser-Wilhelm-Denkmal   Syburg /  Kaiser-Wilhelm-Denkmal

Description

Sandstone tower - with the date 18 JANUAR 1871 - with on the front the equestrian statue of Wilhelm I, to the left and right the statues
  1. Otto von Bismarck (Schönhausen 1815 - Friedrichsruh bei Hamburg 1898), German-Prussian statesman, Prime Minister of Prussia, 1862-1890; designed the German Empire in 1871, becoming its first Chancellor; nicknamed "The Iron Chancellor" (Wikipedia)
  2. Moltke

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Bismarck
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Moltke

Inscription(s)

KAISER WILHELM DEM ERSTEN
UND SEINEN HELDEN
DIE DANKBARE
GRAFSCHAFT MARK

Signature

(Bismarck) Donndorf fec.

Annotation

The monument was unveiled on 30 June 1902. Except for the equestrian statue and the statues of Bismarck and Moltke, there ware also statues of Crown Prince Friedrich Wilhelm (the later Emperor Friedrich III) and Prince Friedrich Karl. In 1935 it was completely rebuilt after plans by the sculptor Frederick Bagdons from Dortmund in accordance with the National Socialist architecture. The statues of the princes were removed and are now lost. On an inscription - which was removed after the World War II - the 16th March 1935 was given as the date of completion.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Bismarck, Otto von
  • Donndorf, Adolf von
  • Equestrian statue
  • Gladenbeck (Friedrichshagen bei Berlin), Bronzegießerei
  • Moltke, Helmuth von
  • Monarch
  • Politician
  • Statue
  • Wilhelm I (emperor)
  • Location N 51°25'11" E 7°28'57"

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