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Germany
Magdeburg
Stadt Magdeburg

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Bei der Hauptwache

Otto von Guericke

Magdeburg 1602 - Hamburg 1686
German scientist, inventor, and politician, known int.al. for the establishment of the physics of vacuums (the famous Magdeburg hemispheres); mayor of Magdeburg
(Wikipedia)
Carl Friedrich Echtermeier
Kunstgießerei Lauchhammer
1906

Magdeburg /  Otto von Guericke   Magdeburg /  Otto von Guericke

Description

Bronze statue of Von Guericke sitting on a stone bench leaning with his left arm on a book and keeping a plan of Magdeburg in his left hand. At his feed the Magdeburg hemispheres.
On the sides of the pedestal are two bronze reliefs:

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Otto von Guericke

versvch mit den magdebvrger halbkvgeln
Experiment with the Magdeburg hemispheres

Otto von Guericke

alt magdebvrg vor der zerstoerung 1631
Old Magdeburg before the of destruction of 1631

Magdeburg - Otto von Guericke
The Magdeburg hemispheres

Below the reliefs are lion's head spouting water in basins.

Inscription(s)

OTTO v. GVERICKE
1602 - 1686
IHREM GROSSEN SOHNE
DIE VATERSTADT
1907

Signed: C. Echtermeier 1906
geg. Lauchhammer.

Magdeburg - Otto von Guericke

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Echtermeier, Carl Friedrich
  • Fountain
  • Guericke, Otto von
  • Inventor
  • Lauchhammer, Kunstgießerei
  • Man (sitting)
  • Mayor
  • Physicist
  • Statue (man sitting)
  • Location (N 52°7'54" - E 11°38'23")

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