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Prinz Eugen von Savoyen

Prince Eugene of Savoy

Eugène-François, prince de Savoie-Carignan
Paris 1663 - Wien 1736
one of the most successful military commanders in modern European history, rising to the highest offices of state at the Imperial court in Vienna
(Wikipedia)
Anton Dominik Fernkorn & Eduard van der Nüll
1865

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Description

Bronze equestrian statue of Prince Eugene on a prancing horse, standing over Turkish insignia. The statue stands on a richly decorated bronze base. The whole on a stone pedestal with bronze ornaments.

Inscription(s)

Prinz Eugen
der edle Ritter
Von
Kaiser
Franz Joseph
errichtet
1865.
Dem
weisen Rathgeber
dreier Kaiser
Dem
ruhmreichen Sieger
über Oesterreichs
Feinde
On the fourth face is the prince's coat of arms.
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On the four corners and the long faces the names of the important battles:

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Benia 1697
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Hoechstaedt 1704
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Turin 1706
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Malplaquet 1709
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Peterwardein 1716
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Belgrad 1717

Annotation

Unveiled 18 October 1865 and the 202nd anniversary of the Prince's birth. The statue is sculpted by Fernkorn, the design of the socle is by Van der Nüll.

Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 48°12'21" E 16°21'51"

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