Statues - Hither & Thither

Sweden
Västerås
Västmanland

Vasaparken

Gustav Vasa

Rydboholm Castle 1496 - Stockholm 1560
King of Sweden from 1523 until his death.
(Wikipedia)
Carl Gustaf Qvarnström
Ferdinand von Miller (München)
1864

Västerås /  Gustav Vasa   Västerås /  Gustav Vasa

Description

Bronze bust.

Inscription(s)

till minne
af
d. 24 junii
1527

Signature

(unreadable)
ferd. v. miller fudit / ... 1863?

Annotation

The inscription in the pedestal is in translation: "In memory of June 24th, 1527".- On this day the so called reformation-riksdag was held in Västerås, where Gustav Vasa claimed some possessions of the church, which was the starting point of a veritable plundering of the churches and as well the beginning of the breaking up with catholicism.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 59°36'26" E 16°32'54"

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