Statues - Hither & Thither

Croatia
Zagreb
Grad Zagreb

Trg sv. Marka 10

Matija Gubec

born Ambroz Gubec; c. 1548 - executed Zagreb 1573
Croatian revolutionary, best known as the leader of the Croatian-Slovenian peasant revolt
(Wikipedia)
Vatroslav Drenski
1923

Zagreb /  Matija Gubec   Zagreb /  Matija Gubec

Description

Stone head on the corner. Until 1913 a cornerstone of the church. In 1923 a reconstruction was placed and the original kept in the museum.

Matija Gubec was the leader of a major uprising by Croatian peasants, in which a peasant army took on the local landowners near Stubičke Toplice in 1573. With the defeat of the peasants Gubec was taken to Zagreb for trial. He was executed on St Mark's Square on February 15 of the same year, reportedly by being crowned with a circle of red-hot iron (an ironic reference to his much vaunted status as 'king of the peasants'), then quartered. It is believed that his face is depicted on the corner of a building in St Mark's Square.

Inscription(s)

po predaji
MATIJA GUBEC
1573
1923 obnovila bhz

According to tradition
MATIJA GUBEC
1573
in 1923 renewed BHZ

Zagreb - Matija Gubec

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 45°48'57" E 15°58'25"

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