Statues - Hither & Thither

Denmark
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Region Hovedstaden

Højbro Plads

Absalon

c. 1128-1201
Bishop of Sjælland and founder of Copenhagen
(Wikipedia)
Vilhelm Bissen & Martin Nyrop
1902

København /  Absalon   København /  Absalon

Description

Bronze equestrian statue.

Inscription(s)

Around the top of the plinth in relief lettering on four sides:

1128 absalon 1201
han var modig snild og fremsynet
en ynder af lærdom
med ren vilje danmarks trofaste søn
1128 Absalon 1201
He was brave and clever and farsighted
a lover of learning
with a pure will. A loyal son of Denmark

Information Sign

biskop
absalon
ca. 1128-1201
af vilhelm bissen
1836-1913
opstillet 1902
københavns kommune
Bishop
Absalon
ca. 1128-1201
by Vilhelm Bissen
1836-1913
Erected 1902
Town of Copenhagen

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Location (N 55°40'40" - E 12°34'47")

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