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Didysis Kunigaikštis Gediminas

Grand Duke Gediminas

c. 1275 - 1341
Grand Duke of Lithuania, 1315 or 1316-1341; founder of Vilnius
(Wikipedia)
Vytautas Kašuba & Mindaugas Šnipas
1992

Vilnius /  Didysis Kunigaikštis Gediminas   Vilnius /  Didysis Kunigaikštis Gediminas

Description

Bronze statue of Grand Duke Gediminas walking in fron of his horse.

On the sides of the pedestal are relief portraits of Gediminas' successors:

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  1. algirdas | 1345 | 1377 - Algirdas (c. 1296 - Maišiagala 1377), son of Gediminas, Grand Duke of Lithuania, 1345-1377 (Wikipedia).
  2. jogaila | 1377 | 1392 - Jogaila, later Władysław II Jagiełło (Vilnius c. 1351/62 - Horodok, Ukraine 1434), son of Algirdas, Grand Duke of Lithuania, 1377-1434 (Wikipedia).
  3. vytautas | 1392 | 1430 - Vytautas the Great / Vytautas Didysis (c. 1350 - 1430), son of Kęstutis, Grand Duke of Lithuania, 1392-1430 (Wikipedia).
  4. kestutis | 1345 | 1382 - Kęstutis (c. 1297 - Kreva 1382), son of Gediminas, Grand Duke of Lithuania, 1342-1382 (Wikipedia).

On the front left corner of the pedestal is a relief of the howling iron wolf that appeared in Gediminas' dream and inspired him to move the country's capital from Trakai allegedly appeared.

Vilnius - Didysis Kunigaikštis Gediminas

Inscription(s)

LIETUVOS
DIDYSIS
KUNIGAIKŠTIS
GEDIMINAS
1316
1341
Lithiania's
Grand
Duke
Gediminas
1316
1341

autorius skulptorius vytautas kasuba atlikėjas skulptorius mindaugas snipas
garbes remelai: lietuvos respublikos vyriausybė, ukrainos respublikos vyriausybė dovanojusi paminklui granita), vilniaus miesto savivaldi..daro.. alline b..ndrove "vitona"
pastatyta 1996 m. gedemino paminklo fondo surinktomis lėšomis
Designing sculptor Vytautas Kašuba, Performing sculptor Mindaugas Šnipas
Honorary ?frames?: the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, the Government of the Republic of Ukraine (donation of the granite for the monument, Vilnius City Council ...
Built in 1996 with collected funds of the Gedeminas memorial fund.

Annotation

The marble sockle was a gift of the government of Ukraine, while the sculpture itself was cast free of charge in Tallinn.

Vilnius - Didysis Kunigaikštis Gediminas

Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Equestrian statue
  • Founder (of a city)
  • Gediminas Grand Duke of Lithuania
  • Jogaila Grand Duke of Lithuania
  • Kašuba, Vytautas
  • Kęstutis Grand Duke of Lithuania
  • Monarch
  • Šnipas, Mindaugas
  • Statue
  • Vytautas Grand Duke of Lithuania
  • Wolf
  • Location (N 54°41'7" - E 25°17'19")

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