Statues - Hither & Thither

Hungary
Esztergom
Komárom-Esztergom megye

Szent István tér

Szent István király lovas szobra

Equestrian statue of King Stephen

Saint Stephen I of Hungary
Esztergom 967-75 - Esztergom or Székesfehérvár 1038
Grand Prince of the Hungarians (997-1000) and the first King of Hungary (1000-1038)
(Wikipedia)
Medgyessy Ferenc
1978

Esztergom /  Szent István király lovas szobra   Esztergom /  Szent István király lovas szobra

Description

Bronze equestrian statue.

Inscription(s)

SZENT
ISTVÁN
KIRALY
ah, hol vagy magyarok tündöklő csillaga
ki voltal valaha országunk istápjá?
hol vagy istván király? téged magyar kivan
gyászos oltözetben teelőtted sirvan
medgyessy ferenc
szobrászművész ösvegyenek
ajándéka esztergom
lakosságának
hely közelében allt geza fejedelem palotaja
szent istván születesi helye
KING
SAINT
STEPHEN
Ah, where are you shining stars of Hungarians
Who was ever ?? country?
Where are you Stephen? Hungarian Kiva you
suit in a mournful weeping ??
(this is what Google translate made)
The widow of Ferenc Medgyessy
Sculptor, gave it
to the people of Esztergom
Close to the Palace of Prince Géza
was St. Stephen's place of birth

Annotation

The statue is a gift from the sculptor's widow. Originally it was in Mindszenty Square, today it is to be seen on the Castle Mount, near the supposed place of birth of the first king of Hungary.

Identical with the statue in Győr.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location (N 47°47'59" - E 18°44'12")

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