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Statues of Historic Figures
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Description:
These are statues of individuals of historical importance who are immortalized with a statue of their likeness.
Expanded Description:

An historical statue Waymark must be a permanent, free-standing statue of a named historical character. If the historical figure is still alive, please submit it to the Living Statues category. The statue may stand alone, or be a component of a larger sculptural composition. It may be situated in a public place or in a museum (adhere to local rules for photographing objects in museums).

** Update: September 8, 2011 **

We are no longer accepting religious statues found on church grounds or other such places of saints, Jesus, Mary or other religious icons. If you have a statue found at such a place and you can make a strong case as to why it should be included here, we will vote on it. Exceptions can always be made. Those statues found on church property can be submitted to the Statues of Religious Figures.

An exception to this exclusionary rule would be statues of Popes. Send 'em here!

Instructions for Posting a Statues of Historic Figures Waymark:

Description
When posting a new Waymark to this category, it should relate to individuals of historic nature. Please provide at least two pictures of the statue and one of any text written on the monument/memorial/statue, as well as or a photo inserted using HTML if possible. As a suggestion, include an explanation of why the site is important with regards to the placement of the statue. Please consider listing important dates and any other important particulars with regards to the person of historic significance or the monument.

Physical Description
Within the long description, a physical description of the statue is required. A good place to check is the SIRIS website. The search page can be found HERE

As a suggestion, the description should include the following:

Material used in the statue and plinth
The size of the statue as a factor of life-size
What the statue shows the person holding and doing
What the person is shown as wearing.

Biography
Within the long description, please include an explanation or brief biography of the historic person is also required. If you use a source, for instance, Wikipedia, please cite your source rather than take credit for another's work.

Naming Convention
The title of each waymark should include the proper name of the person being commemorated (no nicknames), a spaced hyphen followed by the City and State so as to look like this: Name of Statue - City, State or Country. This is only a suggestion and should not prevent you from having fun or submitting a waymark to this category.
Example: Mark Twain - San Diego, CA

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
You must have visited the site in person, not online.
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Statues of Historic FiguresCaptain Matthew Webb - Marine Parade, Dover, UK

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Captain Matthew Webb was the first man to swim the English Channel, a feat he performed in August 1875. This bust of Matthew Webb, erected in 1910, is located on Marine Parade on the Dover sea front.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/2/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresFriedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen - Neuwied - RPL - Germany

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Statue of Friederich Wilhelm Raiffeisen

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CADS11

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 5/2/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresGiuseppe Garibaldi - New York, NY

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A statue of Garibaldi in Washington Square Park in central Manhattan.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 5/2/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresRobert McAlpin Williamson - Georgetown, TX

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A soldier, statesman, lawyer and newspaper publisher. He is the man Williamson County was named after.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 5/2/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresThomas Davis - College Green, Dublin, Ireland

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This statue of Thomas Davis stands in a pedestrianised traffic island in the centre of Gollege Green in Dublin.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Dublin, Ireland

date approved: 4/30/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresPhilip Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield - San Marino, CA

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This bust is located in the Huntington Art Gallery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 4/30/2016

last visited: 12/31/2014

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Statues of Historic FiguresWashington at Peace - New York, NY

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This statue shows the peace within Washington after defeating the British in the war.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 4/30/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresWashington at War - New York, NY

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This statue of Washington shows him in action in the Revolutionary War.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 4/30/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresSamuel Hahnemann - Leipzig, Sachsen

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Quacksalber oder Innovator ???

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Der Wald-Pirat

location: Sachsen, Germany

date approved: 4/30/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresKaiser Maximilian I. von Habsburg - Leipzig, Sachsen

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Die einzige Statue eines Kaisers in Leipzig

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Der Wald-Pirat

location: Sachsen, Germany

date approved: 4/30/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresRafael Alberti Merello — Garachico (Santa Cruz de Tenerife), Spain

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Rafael Alberti Merello (1902 – 1999) was a Spanish poet, a member of the Generación del 27, he is considered one of the greatest literary figures of the so-called Silver Age of Spanish Literature

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member prussel

location: Islas Canarias, Spain

date approved: 4/29/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresGogarty and Joyce - Anglesea Street, Dublin, Ireland

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Outside the Oliver St John Gogarty Bar, in Anglesea Street, is a statue of said Oliver St John Gogarty (sitting) and a young James Joyce (standing). Gogarty has left space on the bench so that anyone can discuss literature with him and Joyce.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Dublin, Ireland

date approved: 4/25/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresLuis Jorge Fontana - Buenos Aires, Argentina

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This bust is located in the median of Avenida 9 de Julio in Buenos Aires.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Argentina

date approved: 4/25/2016

last visited: 3/19/2016

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Statues of Historic FiguresLewis Robert Wasserman - Universal Studios Orlando, Florida, USA.

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Lewis Robert "Lew" Wasserman (March 22, 1913 – June 3, 2002) was an American talent agent & studio executive, in a career spanning more than six decades. Lew's Statue stands in Universal Studios, Theme Park, Orlando, Florida.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Florida

date approved: 4/25/2016

last visited: 4/25/2016

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Statues of Historic FiguresBust of Lincoln - Tower Park, Peoria Heights, IL

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Displayed prominently next to Village Hall is a bronze bust of Abraham Lincoln.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/24/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresThomas Moore - College Street, Dublin, Ireland

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This bronze statue of Thomas Moore stands on a traffic Island just to the north of Trinity College in Dublin. It was sculpted by Christopher Moore and unveiled in 1857.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Dublin, Ireland

date approved: 4/24/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresHenry Grattan - College Green, Dublin, Ireland

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This statue of Henry Grattan, created by John Henry Foley in 1876, is located on a traffic island in College Green facing Trinity College, Dublin. Henry Grattan was leader of the Patriot movement that won legislative independence for Ireland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Dublin, Ireland

date approved: 4/24/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresOliver Goldsmith - Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

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Oliver Goldsmith, (born 1730—died 1774, London) was an Anglo-Irish essayist, poet, novelist and dramatist who graduated from Trinity College in 1749. This statue of Goldsmith stands outside the College Green entrance to Trinity College.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Dublin, Ireland

date approved: 4/24/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresEdmund Burke - Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

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Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797) graduated from Trinity College in 1748 and became an important politician in the government of the United Kingdom. This statue of Burke stands outside Trinity College in Dublin.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Dublin, Ireland

date approved: 4/24/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresOscar Wilde - Merrion Square Park, Dublin, Ireland

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This statue of Oscar Wilde, reclining on a rock, is located at the north corner of Merrion Square Park in Dublin. The sculpture consists of three elements: Oscar Wilde himself; his pregnant wife and a human torso.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Dublin, Ireland

date approved: 4/24/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresRobert Emmet - St Stephen's Green, Dublin, Ireland

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This statue is to commemorate Robert Emmet who was an Irish nationalist and Republican, orator and rebel leader. He was executed on 20th September 1803 for high treason against the British king. The statue is located in St Stephen's Green in Dublin.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Dublin, Ireland

date approved: 4/19/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresAbraham Lincoln's Tomb: Lincoln Head - Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, IL

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Portrait head of Abraham Lincoln.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/19/2016

last visited: 4/20/2016

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Statues of Historic FiguresAbraham Lincoln's Tomb: Statue of Abraham Lincoln - Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, IL

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The figure of Lincoln is centrally place at the base of a tall shaft.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/19/2016

last visited: 4/20/2016

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Statues of Historic FiguresLord Ardilaun - St Stephen's Green, Dublin, Ireland

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This statue of Lord Ardilaun, the Right Honourable Sir Arthur Edward Guinness, is located on the north west edge of St Stephen's Green in Dublin.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Dublin, Ireland

date approved: 4/19/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresAbe Lincoln Totem Pole - Springfield, IL

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Stovepipe hat on likeness of Abraham Lincoln, atop a gigantic totem pole.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/19/2016

last visited: never

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