Deutschland

Statues - Hither & Thither

Site Search:
Gotha
Lkr. Gotha

Thüringen

Neumarkt
(Margarethenkirche)

Martin Luther und Phillipp Melanchthon

Martin Luther and Phillipp Melanchthon

Initiators of the Protestant Reformation
Christian Behrens
c. 1900

Gotha /  Martin Luther und Phillipp Melanchthon   Gotha /  Martin Luther und Phillipp Melanchthon

Description

Two sandstone statues flanking the entrance to the Margarethenkirche.

Gotha - Martin Luther und Phillipp Melanchthon
Martin Luther
(Eisleben 1483 - Eisleben 1546), German priest and professor of theology who initiated the Protestant Reformation (Wikipedia).
Gotha - Martin Luther und Phillipp Melanchthon
Phillipp Melanchthon
born Philipp Schwartzerdt (Bretten 1497 - Wittenberg 1560), German reformer, collaborator with Martin Luther, the first systematic theologian of the Protestant Reformation, intellectual leader of the Lutheran Reformation (Wikipedia).

Gift from the sculptor to his town of birth.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Locatie (N 50°57'0" - E 10°42'16")

eXTReMe Tracker
Item Code: deth017; Photograph: 20 February 2011  / updated: 11 October 2018
Of each statue we made photos from various angles and also detail photos of the various texts.
If you want to use photos, please contact us via the contact form (in Dutch, English or German).
© Website and photos: René & Peter van der Krogt