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Brussel - Bruxelles

Kleine Zavel - Petit Sablon

Standbeelden in de Kleine Zavel - Statues du Petit Sablon

Statues in the Petit Sablon

Various sculptors
ca. 1880

Brussel - Bruxelles /  Standbeelden in de Kleine Zavel - Statues du Petit Sablon

Description

Around the statue of the Comtes d'Egmont et de Hornes are in a half circle white Carrara marble statues of heroes who fought against Spanish tyranny or intellectuals and scientists from the 16th century.

Brussel - Bruxelles - Standbeelden in de Kleine Zavel - Statues du Petit Sablon

Guillaume le Taciturne
1533 - 1584

1. Willem van Oranje / William the Silent
Dillenburg 1533 - Delft 1584
main leader of the Dutch revolt against the Spanish
(Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Charles-Pierre Van der Stappen
Signed: ch. vanderstappen.

Brussel - Bruxelles - Standbeelden in de Kleine Zavel - Statues du Petit Sablon

Louis Van Bodeghem
1470 - 1540

2. Lodewijk van Bodeghem
c. 1470 - c. 1540
grand mason ('architect') of the duke of Brabant, architect of the 'Broodhuis'.

Sculpted by Jean Cuypers
Signed: j. cuypers.

Brussel - Bruxelles - Standbeelden in de Kleine Zavel - Statues du Petit Sablon

Henri de Brederode
1531 - 1568

3. Hendrik van Brederode
Brussel-Bruxelles 1531 - Recklinghausen 1568
the 'Grote Geus' or big beggar; one of the founders of the confederacy of nobles against the Spanish rule
(Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Antoine-Joseph Van Rasbourgh
Signed: a.j. van rasbourgh.

Brussel - Bruxelles - Standbeelden in de Kleine Zavel - Statues du Petit Sablon

Corneille De Vriendt (dit floris)
1518 - 1575

4. Cornelis Floris De Vriendt
Antwerpen ca. 1514 - id. 1575
sculptor and architect of the town hall of Antwerp
(Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Jules Pécher
Signed: JPecher.

Brussel - Bruxelles - Standbeelden in de Kleine Zavel - Statues du Petit Sablon

Rombaud Dodonee
1518 - 1585

5. Rembert Dodoens (Rembertus Dodonaeus)
Mechelen 1517 or 1518 - Leiden 1585
Flemish physician and botanist
(Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Alphonse de Tombay
Signed: Alph. de Tombay

Brussel - Bruxelles - Standbeelden in de Kleine Zavel - Statues du Petit Sablon

Gérard Mercator
1512 - 1594

6. Gerard Mercator
Rupelmonde 1512 - Duisburg 1594
Map and atlas maker
(Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Louis Pierre Van Biesbroeck
Signed: Louis Van Biesbroeck

Brussel - Bruxelles - Standbeelden in de Kleine Zavel - Statues du Petit Sablon

Jean de Locquenghien
1514 - 1574

7. Jan van Locquenghien
burgomaster of Brussels, 1546-1574.

Sculpted by Godefroid Van den Kerckhove

Brussel - Bruxelles - Standbeelden in de Kleine Zavel - Statues du Petit Sablon

Bernard Van Orley
1495 - 1542

8. Barend van Orley
Brussel-Bruxelles 1487/91 - id. 1541
Flemish painter
(Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Juliaan Dillens
Signed: Jul. Dillens

Brussel - Bruxelles - Standbeelden in de Kleine Zavel - Statues du Petit Sablon

Abraham Ortelius
1527 - 1598

9. Abraham Ortelius
Antwerper 1527 - id. 1598
Flemish geographer, publisher of the first atlas, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (1570)
(Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Jef Lambeaux

Brussel - Bruxelles - Standbeelden in de Kleine Zavel - Statues du Petit Sablon

Philippe de Marnix
de Sainte-Aldegonde

10. Filips van Marnix van Sint-Aldegonde
Brussel-Bruxelles 1540 - Leiden 1598
Flemish writer and statesman, the probable author of the text of the Dutch national anthem Wilhelmus
(Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Paul de Vigne

Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

  • De Vriendt, Cornelis Floris
  • Dillens, Juliaan
  • Dodoens, Rembert
  • Gallery of Honor
  • Lambeaux, Jef
  • Locquenghien, Jan van
  • Marnix van Sint-Aldegonde, Filips van
  • Mayor
  • Mercator, Gerard
  • Monarch
  • Nobleman
  • Orley, Barend van
  • Ortelius, Abraham
  • Painter
  • Pecher, Jules
  • Physician
  • Politician
  • Sculptor
  • Statue
  • Tombay, Alphonse de
  • Van Biesbroeck, Louis Pierre
  • Van Rasbourgh, Antoine-Joseph
  • Van den Kerckhove, Godefroid
  • Van der Stappen, Charles-Pierre
  • Vigne, Paul de
  • William I (Prince of Orange)
  • Writer / poet
  • Location N 50°50'22" E 4°21'23"

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