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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 FiguresJesse Owens Statue - Danville, AL

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Life-size bronze statue of Jesse Owens bursting through a representation of the Olympic Rings.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

location: Alabama

date approved: 7/22/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresChristoph Gottlieb Leopold Hobusch - Dessau - ST - Germany

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Die Plastik steht auf einem Sockel aus Edelstahl befestigt auf der Ecke des Gebäudes auf ca. 3m Höhe.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mr&Mrs_Right

location: Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany

date approved: 7/21/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresEd Ricketts on the Cannery Row Monument - Monterey, CA

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Ed Ricketts is depicted on a monument to Cannery Row in Monterey.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 7/18/2016

last visited: 11/8/2014

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Statues of Historic FiguresHans Hummel #59 - Hamburg, Germany

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Hans Hummel is the legendary last water-carrier in Hamburg.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windschattenwanderer

location: Hamburg, Germany

date approved: 7/18/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresJunipero Serra #3 - Carmel, CA

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Located at Mission San Carlos Borromeo De Carmelo.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 7/12/2016

last visited: 11/7/2014

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Statues of Historic FiguresTom Edison at Grand Trunk

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Thomas Edison statue.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Keldar5

location: Michigan

date approved: 7/11/2016

last visited: 7/11/2016

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Statues of Historic FiguresErnie Davis - Syracuse University - Syracuse, NY

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Statue honouring Ernie Davis, an outstanding football player, winner of the Heisman Trophy in 1961.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: New York

date approved: 7/11/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresJunipero Serra #2 - Carmel, CA

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One of at least two sculptures of Junipero Serra at Mission Carmel. This one is located in a corner of the courtyard known as the Serra Memorial Prayer Garden.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 7/10/2016

last visited: 11/7/2014

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Statues of Historic FiguresSimon Bolivar Monument - New York, NY

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A large equestrian memorial on the south end of Central Park in New York City.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 7/10/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresGeneral Jose de San Martin Monument - New York, NY

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A large equestrian memorial on the south end of Central Park in New York City.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 7/10/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresPrince George of Denmark - Windsor - Great Britain.

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The Statue of Prince George of Denmark - Presented to the Town in 1713 by Sir Christopher Wren. Displayed in a niche on the upper floor on the South side of the Windsor Guildhall, High Street, Windsor, Berkshire, Great Britain.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/10/2016

last visited: 7/10/2016

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Statues of Historic FiguresQueen Anne - Windsor - Great Britain.

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The Statue of Queen Anne erected by the Corporation of Windsor in 1707. Displayed in the niche on the north side of the Guildhall, Windsor High Street, Berkshire, Great Britain.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/10/2016

last visited: 7/10/2016

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Statues of Historic FiguresJunipero Serra - Carmel, CA

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Located in Devendorf Park in Carmel, California

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 7/10/2016

last visited: 11/7/2014

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Statues of Historic FiguresGurken-Alex-Brunnen — Coburg, Germany

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The "Gurken-Alex-Brunnen" is a drinking water fountain with a bronze sculpture of Alexander Otto, called Gurken-Alex

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member prussel

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 7/8/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresChristian Victor - Windsor, London, Great Britain.

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Prince Christian Victor of Schleswig-Holstein - (Christian Victor Albert Louis Ernst Anton) the eldest son of Princess Helena, third daughter of Queen Victoria. His Sculpture is overlooked by Windsor Castle, where he was born in 1867.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/5/2016

last visited: 7/5/2016

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Statues of Historic FiguresJohn Frederick I - Jena, Germany

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Statue of the Elector of Saxony and founder of the Jena University.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team

location: Thüringen, Germany

date approved: 7/3/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresJohn Gower - First Poet Laureat - London, Great Britain.

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John Gower (1330-1408) the first Poet Laureate. Gower was Poet Laureate to King Richard II and King Henry IV. His extravagant tomb, featuring his likeness stands in the Nave of Southwark Cathedral, City of London, Great Britain.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/1/2016

last visited: 7/2/2016

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Statues of Historic FiguresWilliam Shakespeare - Southwark Cathedral - London, UK.

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William Shakespeare is commemorated by a stained glass window & an Alabaster statue, carved in his likeness, displayed in the South Aisle, of Southwark Cathedral, London, Great Britain.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/1/2016

last visited: 7/2/2016

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Statues of Historic FiguresDulce María Loynaz — Puerto de la Cruz, Spain

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Bust of Dulce María Loynaz Muñoz (1902 - 1997), one of the most important Cuban poets

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member prussel

location: Islas Canarias, Spain

date approved: 7/1/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresÁngel Acosta Martín — Puerto de la Cruz, Spain

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Bust of Ángel Acosta Martín, painter and sculptor of Canarian origin

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member prussel

location: Islas Canarias, Spain

date approved: 7/1/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresPrince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana'ole - Honolulu, Oahu, HI

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The slightly larger than life-size statue of Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole by Sean K.L. Browne is located at Kuhio Beach Park in the Waikiki district of Honolulu, Oahu.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Hawaii

date approved: 6/26/2016

last visited: 6/29/2016

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Statues of Historic FiguresEdward the Elder - Town Hall, West Stockwell Street, Colchester, UK

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The statue of Edward the Elder is located in a niche on the east face of Colchester Town Hall that is located on the west side of the West Stockwell Street. Edward the Elder was king of England from 899 to 924 AD.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/22/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresRichard Ellis - Waxahachie, Tx

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Bronze statue next to the Ellis County Courthouse depicts Ellis standing as if giving a speech. He is wearing a long coat over trousers. His right hands hold papers as if he was reading from his notes. He is hatless and clean shaven.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 6/22/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresBoadicea (Boudica) - Town Hall, West Stockwell Street, Colchester, UK

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The statue of Boadicea, now generally known as Boudica, is located in a niche on the east face of Colchester Town Hall that is located on the west side of the West Stockwell Street. Boudica was the Queen of the Iceni.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/18/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresSamuel Harsnett - Town Hall, High Street, Colchester, UK

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The statue of Samuel Harsnett is located in a niche on the south face of Colchester Town Hall that is located on the north side of the High Street. Harsnett was a writer on religious studies and also served as Archbishop of York.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/18/2016

last visited: never

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