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Finland
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Suomenlinna
(Suuri linnanpiha - Great Courtyard)

Augustin Ehrensvärdin hauta

Augustin Ehrensvärd Tomb

Augustin Ehrensvärd
Fullerö Castle, Barkarö 1710 - Saris, Virmo 1772
Swedish military officer, military architect, artist, creator of the Suomenlinna [Sveaborg] fortress and the Swedish archipelago fleet.
(Wikipedia)
Johan Tobias Sergel & king Gustav III of Sweden
c. 1805

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Description

Granite tomb with cast iron ship prows at both ends. On top are lying the shield, sword and helmet of Augustin Ehrensvärd lying at the top.

Helsinki - Augustin Ehrensvärdin hauta Helsinki - Augustin Ehrensvärdin hauta

Inscription(s)

Här hvitar
Grefve AUGUSTIN EHRENSVÃRD
Fält Marskalk Riddare och Commendeur af Kgl Myts Orden
Omgifven af sina Werk
Sveaborgs Fästning Armeens Flotta.
Here rests
Count Augustin Ehrensvärd
Field Marshal, Knight Commander of Royal Order
Surrounded by his work
Suomenlinna Fortress and the Army-Fleet.
Efter GUSTAF IIIs befallning och Egit utkast
Uprest M.DCC.LXXXVIII
At
I Fältherrens och Medborgarens spar
Lifva
snillen at kunna hjertan at vilja gagna Fäderneslandet
Following Gustaf III's order and [his] own sketch;
Erected 1788
Following the steps of the warlord and citizen;
To be able to live
in moral strength - the heart wants to benefit the fatherland

Annotation

The memorial is based on a sketch made by the Swedish king Gustavus III, which was finalized by C.A. Ehrensvärd. It was commissioned from J.T. Sergel, and finally completed in probably 1805.

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Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 60°8'39" E 24°59'6"

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