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Kuningas Gustav II Adolf

King Gustav II Adolph

Tre Kronor Castle, Sweden 1594 - Lützen, Saxony 1632
King of Sweden from 1611 to 1632
(Wikipedia)
Elisabeth Tebelius-Murén & Bengt Erland Fogelberg
1992 (1849)

Tartu /  Kuningas Gustav II Adolf   Tartu /  Kuningas Gustav II Adolf

Description

Bronze statue, copy a statue made for the town of Göteborg. The King points with his right hand down towards the square and he looks into the distance on the other side, representing the imaginary time when the king should have stated 'This city will be', and on a symbolic level represents the statue thus the inception of the city of Göteborg.

Inscription(s)

GUSTAVUS II ADOLPHUS

rex sueciae

fundator

universitatis dorpatensis

Gustav II Adolf

King of Sweden

Founder of

the University of Tartu

Signature

Karmin 2003.

Annotation

From 1928 to 1950 a statue of King Gustav II Adolf stood on the courtyard of the main building of Tartu Univerisity. This statue, by Otto Strandman, was removed by the Soviets in 1950. With help of Sweden a new statue was made by Elisabeth Tebelius-Murén in 1991 from a plaster figure by Fogelberg. A bronze copy from 1849 of this statue is also in Göteborg (Wikipedia).

Tartu - Kuningas Gustav II Adolf

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Location (N 58°22'52" - E 26°43'6")

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