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San Marino
San Marino

Piazza Sant'Agata

Monumento a Girolamo Gozi

Monument to Girolamo Gozi

Girolamo Gozi
San Marino 1702 - 1781
Sammarinese statesman
Enrico Saroldi
Fonderia Artistica Battaglia (Milano)
1939

San Marino /  Monumento a Girolamo Gozi   San Marino /  Monumento a Girolamo Gozi

Description

Bronze statue of Girolamo Gozi in front of a monument with a bronze relief on three sides, and on the back a long text 'dal discorso di Gosuæ Carducci, La Liberta Perpetua di San Marino.

On October 17, 1739, Cardinal Giulio Alberoni, legate (papal governor) of Ravenna who in 1739, aiding certain rebels, possibly contrary to the orders of Pope Clement XII, used military force to occupy San Marino, imposed a new constitution, and endeavored to force the Sammarinesi to submit to the government of the Papal States. However, civil disobedience occurred and clandestine notes were written to the Pope to appeal for justice which were answered by papal recognition of San Marino's rights, restoring them to independence. Girolamo Gozi played an important role and became on of the Captains Regents in 1742.

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Inscription(s)

A
GIROLAMO GOZI
E AGLI ALTRI DIFENSORI
DELLA LIBERTA'
1739-1740

per senato consvlto
nel secondo centenario

Signature

E. Saroldi
fond. art. BATTAGLIA & Co milano

Sculptor

Tags

Location N 43°56'5" E 12°26'51"

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