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Johannes Kepler Denkmal

Johannes Kepler Monument

Weil der Stadt 1571 - Regensburg 1630
German astronomer
(Wikipedia)
August von Kreling
Gebr. Lenz-Heroldt (Nürnberg)
1870

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Description

Bronze statue of Kepler sitting on a chair looking to the sky. His left arm rests on a celestial globe, in his left hand he holds a scroll and in his right hand a pair of compasses. The statue is placed on an square red sandstone pedestal with chamfered corners.

johannes
KEPLER
1571-1630
In the chamfers are niches with bronze statues of four astronomers:

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Tycho de Brahe
Tycho Brahe
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Jobst Byrg
Jost Bürgi
In his hand an armillary sphere.
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Copernikus
Nicolaus Copernicus
In his hands a tablet with depiction of the heliocentric system and in the corners the astrological signs for Venus, Jupiter, Mercurius and Mars
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Maestlin
Michael Maestlin

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Bürgi with an armillary sphere
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Kepler's Celestial globe

On the sides are reliefs of Astronomy and three scenes of Kepler's life.

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Astronomia
The Muse Urania with a celestial sphere and a pair of compasses, with in the background a depiction of the solar system. In the corners the symbols of the planets Saturn (top left), Jupiter (top right), Venus (bottom left) and the symbol of the zodiacal constellation of Sagittarius.
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Physica
Brahe and Kepler as court astronomers in Prague. Kepler sits at a table with a scroll of astromia nova, on the table his edition of the Rudolpjine Tables (tab. rudolphi), and behind the table the top part of the Temple of Astronomy. Tycho Brahe standing next to him shows a armillary sphere, with a tablet Systema Tichonis de Brahe. To the right stands emperor Rudolph II looking at the scene. In the left background is printing press.
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Optica
Kepler in Bürgi's workshop. Kepler shows to Bürgi the wonders of heaven with the telescope, just finished by Bürgi.
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Mathematica
At the university of Tübingen Michael Maestlin teaches the Copernican system (systema copernici) to the young Kepler and a group of students. In the left background busts of Hypparchus (hyparc) and Ptolemy (ptolom)
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Michael Maestlin teaching
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Tycho Brahe
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Printing Press
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Emperor Rudolph II
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The Copernican System
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uninterested student?
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Hypparchus and Ptolemy
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Johannes Kepler
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Annotation

The statue was unveiled 24 June 1870. The present sandstone replaced the original, more decorative pedestal.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Brahe, Tycho
  • Bürgi, Jost
  • Copernicus, Nicolaus
  • Globe
  • Hypparchus
  • Kepler, Johannes
  • Kreling, August von
  • Lenz-Heroldt (Nürnberg), Gebr.
  • Maestlin, Michael
  • Man (sitting)
  • Ptolemy
  • Rudolph II (emperor)
  • Statue (man sitting)
  • Locatie (N 48°44'59" - E 8°52'12")

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