Kapisztrán tér (I.)
Kapisztrán Szent János
Saint John of Capistrano
(1386 - 1456)
Franciscan friar from Italy. Famous as a preacher, theologian, and inquisitor, he earned himself the nickname 'the Soldier Saint' when in 1456 at age 70 he led a crusade against the invading Ottoman Empire. He is canonized in 1690
Bronze statue of Saint John of Capistrani with flag on a double cross staff, urging with apostolic enthousiasm his men to follow him. Under his feet two Turks.
nándor köfalain megtörted a végveszedelmet
szent vezetönk gyözd meg mostaini elleneink
In the stonewalls of Nándor broke the end peril
Our Holy Leader
defeat our current enemies
hazafias erzesbol a
mav. gepgyar munkásai a
Baratok hetszázados jubileuma
alkalmaból 1921 évben.
DAMKO J. szobrász
(Cast in a patriotic feeling by the workers of the MAV machine factory.
Friends of the 700th jubileum ???
Damko J., sculptor, 1921)
Erected at the 465th anniversary of Saint John's death and the 700th anniversary of the Franciscan Order in Hungary. The model for the main figure was Lendvay István.
- Damkó József (Németpróna 1872 - Budapest 1955),
Sources & Information
- Translation: Jesus Reyes, Budapest.
Location (N 47°30'14" - E 19°1'41")
Item Code: hubp074; Photograph: 7 September 2012
/ updated: 2 December 2012
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