Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Berlin
Stadt Berlin

Land Berlin

Grosser Stern

Albrecht Graf von Roon

(Pleushagen bei Kolberg, Kreis Fürstenthum, Pommern 1803 - Berlin 1879)
Prussian general and statesman; Minister of War 1859-1873
(Wikipedia)
Harro Magnussen
Martin u. Piltzing (Berlin)
1904

Berlin /  Albrecht Graf von Roon   Berlin /  Albrecht Graf von Roon

Description

Bronze statue of Roon in the uniform of a general.

Inscription(s)

ROON
1864
1866
1870-1871

ALBRECHT GRAF VON ROON
preuss. generalfeldmarschall und kriegsminister
geb. 30.4.1803. gest. 23.2.1879. mit der durchführung der
heeresreforum schuf er die voraussetzung der siege
in den kriegen 1864, 1866, 1870-71.

Signature

harro magnussen 1904
Guss martin & piltzing berlin n.

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°20'56"

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