Statues - Hither & Thither

Finland
Lahti
Päijät-Häme

Erkonpuisto
(Erkon Park)

Mikael Agricola

Michael Olaui or Mikkel Olofsson (Finnish: Mikael Olavinpoika)
Torsby, Uusima c. 1510 - Uusikirkko (now Polyane) 1557
Finnish clergyman; the de facto founder of written Finnish and a prominent proponent of the Protestant Reformation in Sweden
(Wikipedia)
Emil Wikström
1908 (1953)

Lahti /  Mikael Agricola   Lahti /  Mikael Agricola

Description

Bronze half figure of Agricola readind a book.

Inscription(s)

MIKAEL
AGRICOLA

Kylle se cwle
Somen kielen
ioca ymmerda
Caikein mielen

Annotation

Copy of the statue that Emil Wikström made for Viipuri/Vyborg in 1908. This original statue was destroyed in the Winter War of 1940. Copies werd placed in the Turku cathedral (1910), Lahti (1953), Pernaja (1959) and Vyborg (2009).

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 60°58'54" E 25°38'59"

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