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Germany
Berlin
Stadt Berlin

Land Berlin

Grosser Stern

Helmuth Graf von Moltke

Parchim 1800 - Berlin 1891
Generalfeldmarschall
(Wikipedia)
Josef Uphues
1904

Berlin /  Helmuth Graf von Moltke   Berlin /  Helmuth Graf von Moltke

Description

Marble statue of Moltke in a simple uniform.

Inscription(s)

MOLTKE
1864
1866
1870-1871

HELMUTH GRAF VON MOLTKE
preussischer generalfeldmarschall und chef des
generalstabes der armee. geb. 26.10.1800. gest. 24.4.1891
nach seinen feldzugsplänen wurden die kriege
1864, 1866, 1870-71 seigreich geführt

Signature

j. uphues 1904

Großer Stern

The Victory Column and the statues of Bismarck, Roon and Moltke originally stood in Königsplatz (now Platz der Republik), at the end of the Siegesallee (Victory Avenue). As part of the preparation of the monumental plans to redesign Berlin into Welthauptstadt Germania, in 1939, the Nazis relocated the column and the statues to their present site at the Großer Stern (Great Star), a large intersection on the city axis that leads from the former Berliner Stadtschloss (Berlin City Palace) through the Brandenburg Gate to the western parts of the city.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 52°30'55" E 13°21'2"

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