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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 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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Statues of Historic FiguresBusta Jan Amos Komensky - Brno, Czech Republic

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CS: Busta Jan Amos Komensky // EN: Bust of Jan Amos Komensky

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 6/18/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresMark Twain - Gilbert, Arizona

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This statue of Mark Twain is located in the Old Farmhouse area in Gilbert, Arizona.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1

location: Arizona

date approved: 6/18/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresWilliam Shakespeare - San Diego, CA

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This sculpture is located in the lobby of the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 6/18/2016

last visited: 6/15/2016

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Statues of Historic FiguresJerry Coleman - San Diego, CA

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This sculpture is located in front of Petco Park.... the stadium where the Padres play.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 6/18/2016

last visited: 6/15/2016

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Statues of Historic FiguresWilliam Gilberd - Town Hall, High Street, Colchester, UK

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The statue of William Gilberd is located in a niche on the south face of Colchester Town Hall that is located on the north side of the High Street. Gilberd is noted for his work on magnetism and creating the word "electricity".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/17/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresThomas Audley - Town Hall, High Street, Colchester, UK

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The statue of Thomas Audley is located in a niche on the south face of Colchester Town Hall that is located on the north side of the High Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/17/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresEudo de Rie - Town Hall, High Street, Colchester, UK

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The statue if Eudo de Rie, also known as Eudo Dapifer, is located in a niche on the south face of Colchester Town Hall that is located on the north side of the High Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/17/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresAlbert, Prince Consort - Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales.

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Welsh National Memorial to 'Albert - Prince Consort' husband of Queen Victoria. Standing proudly at Castle Hill, overlooking the Walled Town of Tenby, Pembrokeshire, South Wales.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: South Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/15/2016

last visited: 6/24/2016

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Statues of Historic FiguresQueen Liliuokalani - Honolulu, Oahu, HI

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The statue of Queen Liliuokalani, Hawaii's last monarch, stands at the Hawaii State Capitol near the Iolani Palace in Downtown Honolulu.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Hawaii

date approved: 6/15/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresWilliam Caxton - Bank Street, Maidstone, UK

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This statue of William Caxton (1422-1492) is one of four statues on the Bank Street facade of the post office. The statues are of people who have been involved with Maidstone and Kent.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/15/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresArchbishop Courtenay - Bank Street, Maidstone, UK

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This statue of Archbishop Courtenay (1342-1396) is one of four statues on the Bank Street facade of the post office. The statues are of people who have been involved with Maidstone and Kent.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/15/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresStatue Graf Blücher - Hamburg, Germany

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Statue von Conrad Daniel von Blücher-Altona im Hamburger Stadtteil Altona

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windschattenwanderer

location: Hamburg, Germany

date approved: 6/15/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresDr. Augustus Woodruff Cowles - Elmira College, Elmira, NY

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"Elmira's first president, Dr. Augustus Cowles, after whom the College's original building subsequently was named" This statue is in Cowles Hall.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 6/15/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresFleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz - Fredericksburg, TX

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Larger than life statue of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, the Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet and architect of the United States masterful island hopping strategy in the Pacific during WW II stands outside the National Museum of the Pacific War.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 6/15/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresGiuseppe La Farina - Piazza Solferino, Turin, Italy

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Marble statue of Giuseppe La Farina (1815 – 1863), an influential leader of the Italian Risorgimento located at very south part of Piazza (Square) Solferino in Torino (Turin).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vraatja

location: Piemonte, Italy

date approved: 6/7/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresHans Hedtoft, Botanisk Have Aarhus

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Buste af tidligere statsminister Hans Hedtoft. Bust of former prime minister Hans Hedtoft.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kallehaugerne

location: Denmark

date approved: 6/6/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresJohannes Kepler - Weil der Stadt, Germany, BW

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At the center of the 'Marktplatz' in Weil der Stadt, Germany, Baden-Württemberg exists a statue of Johannes Kepler. He was born in Weil der Stadt and is the city's biggest son.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tante.Hossi

location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

date approved: 6/6/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresHoracio Ferrer - Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Located in front of the National Academy of Tango in Buenos Aires.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Argentina

date approved: 6/6/2016

last visited: 3/15/2016

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Statues of Historic FiguresMargie Neal - Carthage, TX

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Neal won election to the Texas State Senate in 1926, making her the first woman elected to that branch of state government.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 6/6/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresFray Junípero Serra - San Rafael, CA

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A J. Serra statue located next to the San Rafael Mission.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 6/1/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresShinran Shonin - Lahaina, Maui Island, HI

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The statue of the monk Shinran Shonin is erected to the left of the stairs leading to the entrance to the Lahaina Hongwanji Mission temple in Lahaina, Maui.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Hawaii

date approved: 6/1/2016

last visited: never

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