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Description:
These are statues of individuals of historical importance who are immortalized with a statue of their likeness.
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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 FiguresPrincess Marie of Orléans - Copenhagen, Denmark

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This monument to Princess Marie of Orléans (also known as Marie Amélie Françoise Hélène) is located at Langelinie in Copenhagen, Denmark.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Denmark

date approved: 8/2/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresFrederik V - Copenhagen, Denmark

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This life-size equestrian statue of King Frederik V of Denmark is located in Amalienborg Square, which is in the center of the four symmetrical wings of the Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen, Denmark.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Denmark

date approved: 8/2/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresChristian IX - Copenhagen, Denmark

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This equestrian statue of King Christian IX of Denmark is located at the Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen, Denmark.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Denmark

date approved: 8/2/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresZebulon Montgomery Pike - Pueblo, CO

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The extensive Pike Plaza, largest monument in the nation to Pike, was created to honor the bicentennial of the explorations and includes sculptures, mosaics, maps, historic plaques and a unique bike rack!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

location: Colorado

date approved: 8/2/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresTeresita Sandoval - Pueblo, CO

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Teresita Sandoval's story both explores and confirms the contributions of Hispanic women and how they were affected by the various laws of different nations.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

location: Colorado

date approved: 8/1/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresArthur Carhart - Pueblo, CO

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While no one person can be called "Father of the Wilderness Concept," Arthur Hawthorne Carhart has been referred to as "the chief cook in the kitchen during the critical first years."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

location: Colorado

date approved: 8/1/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresJohn Cabot - St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

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You can find statues of John Cabot in many locations around Newfoundland. In 1497 he became the first Europeans since the vikings in 1000 to land in North America. His visit kick-started permanent settlement as we know it in Canada.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

location: Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

date approved: 8/1/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic Figures4th Marquess of Bute - Caerphilly Castle, Wales.

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Caerphilly Castle (Welsh: Castell Caerffili) a medieval castle with a famous leaning tower, has a sculpture of the 4th Marquess of Bute, displayed as if holding up the ruined tower of this massive Castle in Caerphilly, South Wales.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: South Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/27/2015

last visited: 7/29/2015

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Statues of Historic FiguresJoseph James "Jocko" Clark - Park Hill, OK

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James (J.J.) Clark was the first Native American to graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/27/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresJohn Ross - Park Hill, OK

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John Ross was the Principal Chief of the Cherokee from 1828 to 1866.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/27/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresElias Boudinot - Park Hill, OK

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Standing on the Cherokee hall of fame plaza in front of the Cherokee Heritage Center.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/27/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresFranklin Delano Roosevelt - Washington, D.C.

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This statue is located in Petersen House.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 7/27/2015

last visited: 8/26/2014

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Statues of Historic FiguresLudwig van Beethoven - Washington, D.C.

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This sculpture is in the gallery at the Reading Room in the Library of Congress.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 7/23/2015

last visited: 8/30/2014

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Statues of Historic FiguresFrancisco Zúñiga - San Jose, Costa Rica

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Located adjacent to the San Jose National Theater in San Jose, Costa Rica.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Costa Rica

date approved: 7/23/2015

last visited: 3/1/2013

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Statues of Historic FiguresAnne de Bretagne - Nantes, France

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[FR] Devant l’entrée du château où elle est née, a été installée en 2002 une statue d’Anne de Bretagne, oeuvre de Jean Fréour. [EN] A statue of Anne de Bretagne by Jean Fréour was placed in front of the castle where she was born in 2002.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Pays de la Loire, France

date approved: 7/20/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresWarren Spahn - Memorial Grove, Turner Field - Atlanta, GA

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Statue is in Atlanta, yet, he never pitched here. His 21 years with the Braves was spent in Boston and Milwaukee.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Georgia

date approved: 7/20/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresGustave Ador - Geneva, Switzerland

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Gustave Ador (23 December 1845 – 31 March 1928) was a Swiss politician. In 1919, he became President of the Confederation.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Suisse romande (GE/VD/FR), Switzerland

date approved: 7/18/2015

last visited: 7/31/2015

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Statues of Historic FiguresCharles Pictet de Rochemont - Geneva, Switzerland

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Charles Pictet de Rochemont (21 September 1755 – 28 December 1824) was a statesman and diplomat who prepared the declaration of Switzerland's permanent neutrality ratified by the great powers in 1815.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Suisse romande (GE/VD/FR), Switzerland

date approved: 7/18/2015

last visited: 7/31/2015

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Statues of Historic FiguresHorace Mann - Boston, MA

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The statue of educator Horace Mann is located on the west side of the south lawn of the Massachusetts State House near Beacon Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/18/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresRonald Reagan Bust - Simi Valley, CA

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A Bust of Ronald Reagan at his Presidential Library.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 7/18/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresSigismund III Vasa - Warsaw, Poland

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Sigismund's Column (Polish: Kolumna Zygmunta), erected in 1644, is one of Warsaw's most known landmarks.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GeoLog81

location: Mazowieckie, Poland

date approved: 7/14/2015

last visited: 7/20/2015

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Statues of Historic FiguresÉmile Storms - Brussels, Belgium

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Émile Pierre Joseph Storms (2 June 1846 - 12 January 1918) was a Belgian soldier and explorer who rose to the rank of Lieutenant-General.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Brussels, Belgium

date approved: 7/13/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresTyrus Raymond Cobb - Turner Field - Atlanta, GA

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"Tyrus Raymond "Ty" Cobb, nicknamed "The Georgia Peach," was an American Major League Baseball outfielder. He was born in rural Narrows, Georgia" ~ Wikipedia

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Georgia

date approved: 7/13/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresThomas Hart Benton - Lafayette Park - St. Louis, MO

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Dedicated in 1868 by Harriet Goodhue Hosmer, the first professional female sculptor, was the first public monument in the State of Missouri

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 7/13/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresBernard van Orley - Brussels, Belgium

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Bernard van Orley (between 1487 and 1491 – 6 January 1541), was a Flemish Renaissance painter and draughtsman, and also a leading designer of Brussels tapestry and stained glass.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Brussels, Belgium

date approved: 7/13/2015

last visited: never

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