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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 FiguresLenin - Hrodno, Belarus

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This statue of Lenin stands in one of the main squares of the town of Hrodno, in Belarus.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut

location: Belarus

date approved: 9/15/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresNikola Tesla - Zagreb, Croatia

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Statue of Nikola Tesla in Zagreb, Croatia

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GCEdo

location: Croatia

date approved: 9/13/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresGertrude Stein - New York, NY

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The seated sculpture of Gertrude Stein is located in Bryant Park in mid-town Manhattan.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: New York

date approved: 9/13/2014

last visited: 9/13/2014

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Statues of Historic FiguresFriedrich Ludwig Jahn - Salzburg, Austria

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This bust of Friedrich Ludwig Jahn is located in Kurpark in Salzburg, Austria.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Salzburg, Austria

date approved: 9/13/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresKopernikus - Salzburg, Austria

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This statue of Kopernikus (English: Copernicus) is located in Mirabellgarten in Salzburg, Austria.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Salzburg, Austria

date approved: 9/13/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresPrudence Crandall - Hartford, CT

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The statue of Prudence Crandall with one of her students is located near the information kiosk at the southeast part of the ground floor of the Connecticut State Capitol Building in Hartford, CT.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Connecticut

date approved: 9/11/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresAlbrecht von Haller - Bern, Switzerland

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A statue of Albrecht von Haller in front of the University of Bern.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Espace Mittelland (BE/SO), Switzerland

date approved: 9/11/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresErnesto "Che" Guevara - Vienna, Austria

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This bust of Ernesto "Che" Guevara is located in Donaupark in Vienna, Austria.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Wien, Austria

date approved: 9/10/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresSimon Bolivar - Vienna, Austria

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This statue of Simon Bolivar is located in Donaupark in Vienna, Austria.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Wien, Austria

date approved: 9/10/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresGeneral Don José de San Martín - Vienna, Austria

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This bust of General Don José de San Martín is located in Donaupark in Vienna, Austria.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Wien, Austria

date approved: 9/10/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresJosé Martí - Vienna, Austria

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This bust of José Martí is located in Donaupark in Vienna, Austria.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Wien, Austria

date approved: 9/10/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresJose Artigas - Vienna, Austria

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This bust of Jose Artigas is located in Donaupark in Vienna, Austria.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Wien, Austria

date approved: 9/10/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresWilliam A. Buckingham - Hartford, CT

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A statue of Connecticut Governor and senator William A. Buckingham is located in the west atrium of the Connecticut Capitol Building in Hartford, CT.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Connecticut

date approved: 9/10/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresNathan Hale - Hartford, CT

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A statue of Connecticut state hero, Nathan Hale, is located in the east atrium of the Capitol Building in Hartford, CT.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Connecticut

date approved: 9/10/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresT. G. Masaryk - Koprivnice, Czech Republic

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A statue of first president of Czechoslovakia.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Moravskoslezsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 9/9/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresSocha Josefa Ressela - Chrudim, Czech Republic

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Socha Josefa Ressela / Statue of Josef Ressel

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun

location: Pardubicky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 9/8/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresHenry the Navigator / Infante D. Henrique - Lagos, Portugal

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Bronze statue of Prince Henry the Navigator, major figure of the Portuguese "Age of Discovery" as one of the most striking elements of Infante Square in Lagos / Estátua do Infante D. Henrique em Lagos.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vraatja

location: Faro, Portugal

date approved: 9/8/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresThomas Gainsborough - Sudbury, Suffolk

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Memorial in honour of Thomas Gainsborough (1727 – 1788), one of the most famous painters of the eighteenth century. Sudbury was Gainsborough's town of birth. The Bronze figure was made by the Australian sculptor Sir Bertram Mackennal in 1913.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/8/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresElla Grasso - Hartford, CT

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A statue of Governor Ella Grasso is located in a niche on the west side of the second level of the south portico of the Capitol Building in Hartford, CT.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Connecticut

date approved: 9/8/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresField Marshall Lord Clyde Statue - Glasgow, Scotland

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The Lord Clyde Statue is located in the center of George Square in Glasgow, Scotland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Southern Scotland, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/8/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresHenry Ward Beecher - Amherst, MA

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A statue of clergyman, lecturer, author, abolitionist and social reformer, Henry Ward Beecher is located on the campus of Amherst College in Amherst, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 9/6/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresThomas Campbell - Glasgow, Scotland

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This life-size statue of Thomas Campbell is located in George Square in Glasgow, Scotland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Southern Scotland, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/6/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresPrince Albert - Glasgow, Scotland

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This life-size equestrian statue of Prince Albert is located in George Square in Glasgow, Scotland. The statue is located adjacent to an equestrian statue of Queen Victoria.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Southern Scotland, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/6/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresQueen Victoria - Glasgow, Scotland

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This life-size equestrian statue of Queen Victoria is located in George Square in Glasgow, Scotland. The statue is located adjacent to an equestrian statue of Prince Albert.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Southern Scotland, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/6/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresRobert Peel - Glasgow, Scotland

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This life-size statue of Robert Peel is located in George Square in Glasgow, Scotland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Southern Scotland, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/6/2014

last visited: never

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