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Hungary
Budapest
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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
(Wikipedia)
Damkó József
1921

Budapest /  Kapisztrán Szent János   Budapest /  Kapisztrán Szent János

Description

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.

Inscription(s)

KAPISZTRÁN


nándor köfalain megtörted a végveszedelmet
szent vezetönk gyözd meg mostaini elleneink

Capistrano
In the stonewalls of Nándor broke the end peril
Our Holy Leader
defeat our current enemies

Signed:

öntöttek
hazafias erzesbol a
mav. gepgyar munkásai a
Baratok hetszázados jubileuma
alkalmaból 1921 évben.
DAMKO J. szobrász
1921.

(Cast in a patriotic feeling by the workers of the MAV machine factory.
Friends of the 700th jubileum ???
Damko J., sculptor, 1921)

Annotation

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.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 47°30'14" E 19°1'41"

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