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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 FiguresSir Thomas Jackson, Bart. - Hong Kong

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A statue of Sir Thomas Jackson, Bart. in Statue Square, in central Hong Kong

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tmob

location: Hong Kong

date approved: 5/28/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresShakespeare Bust - Kilgore, TX

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This small white bust of Shakespeare is located in a small garden called Shakespeare Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 5/28/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresAbraham Lincoln the Hoosier Youth ~ Harrogate, TN

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A full-size plaster model of the Paul Manship bronze, The Hoosier Youth at Lincoln Memorial Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Manville Possum

location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/28/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresSun Yat-sen - Lahaina, Maui Island, HI

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This bust statue of Sun Yat-sen stands on the front lawn of the Wo Hing Chinese Museum in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Hawaii

date approved: 5/28/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresRosa Luxenburg - Leipzig, Saxony, Germany

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Eine Statue/Büste der Antimilitaristin, Internationalistin und Marxistin Rosa Luxemburg. A statue/bust of the anti-militarist, internationalist and Marxist Rosa Luxemburg.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member matefreund

location: Sachsen, Germany

date approved: 5/26/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresSor Juana Inés de la Cruz - Madrid, Spain

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Bronze statue of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz (Sister Joan Agnes of the Cross) a self taught scholar, poet and nun in the second half of the seventeen century in Oeste Park in Madrid.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vraatja

location: Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

date approved: 5/26/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresGeorge Freeth - Redondo Beach, CA

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The first surfer in the United States has a statue in Redondo Beach.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 5/26/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresLuis Noval Ferrao (Cabo Noval) - Plaza de Oriente, Madrid, Spain [edit

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Monument to Spanish corporal Luis Noval Ferrao (1887 - 1909) in Plaza de Oriente (square) in Madrid. He Noval was a soldier killed in Morocco in heroic circumstances rendering him an ongoing symbol of Spanish patriotism.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vraatja

location: Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

date approved: 5/24/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresFrancisco de Zurbarán - San Diego, CA

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This sculpture is located in the courtyard of the Casa de Prado in San Diego's Balboa Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 5/20/2016

last visited: 5/17/2016

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Statues of Historic FiguresBartolomé Esteban Murillo - San Diego, CA

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This sculpture is located in the courtyard of the Casa de Prado in San Diego's Balboa Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 5/20/2016

last visited: 5/17/2016

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Statues of Historic FiguresDiego Velázquez - San Diego, CA

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This sculpture is located in the courtyard of the Casa de Prado in San Diego's Balboa Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 5/20/2016

last visited: 5/17/2016

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Statues of Historic FiguresPhilip III of Spain - San Diego, CA

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Located on the facade of San Diego's Museum of Man in Balboa Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 5/19/2016

last visited: 5/17/2016

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Statues of Historic FiguresCharles V - San Diego, CA

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Why is a statue of a Spanish King on this building in San Diego...perhaps because this building was erected for the 1915 Panama-California Exposition and Carlos V was the first to advocate a canal in Panama between the Atlantic and Pacific.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 5/19/2016

last visited: 5/17/2016

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Statues of Historic FiguresGeorge Vancouver - San Diego, CA

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Located on the facade of San Diego's Museum of Man in Balboa Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 5/19/2016

last visited: 5/17/2016

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Statues of Historic FiguresMaj. Richard William Dowling, C.S.A. - Houston, TX

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Hero of the Battle of Sabine Pass, the only Civil War conflict in Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 5/19/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresJan Zizka - Trocnov, Czech Republic

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Jan Žižka was Czech general and Hussite leader...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Jihocesky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 5/19/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresJaroslav Hašek - Lipnice nad Sázavou, Czech Republic

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Bronze statue of a Czech writer, humorist, satirist, Jaroslav Hašek in village Lipnice nad Sázavou where he spent the last three years of his life and where he wrote his best known today hilarious anti-war novel The Good Soldier Švejk.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vraatja

location: Kraj Vysocina, Czech Republic

date approved: 5/19/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresRobert Burns - Houston, TX

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Robert Burns, also known as Rabbie Burns, the Bard of Ayrshire and various other names and epithets, was a Scottish poet and lyricist. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 5/19/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresMahatma Gandhi - Houston, TX

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10/2/1869 - 01/30/1948 Donated by the Government of India. Dedicated on Gandhi's birthday.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 5/19/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresGaspar de Portolá - San Diego, CA

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Located on the facade of San Diego's Museum of Man in Balboa Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 5/18/2016

last visited: 5/17/2016

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Statues of Historic FiguresJuan Rodriguez Cabrillo - San Diego, CA

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Located on the facade of San Diego's Museum of Man in Balboa Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 5/18/2016

last visited: 5/17/2016

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Statues of Historic FiguresInfante D. Henrique - San Juan, Puerto Rico

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A bust statue of Infante D. Henrique (Henry, the Navigator)

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tmob

location: Puerto Rico

date approved: 5/18/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresConfucius - Houston, TX

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China's Great Thinker and Educator. 551 BC - 479 BC

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 5/18/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresQueen Victoria - Jubilee Square, Maidstone, UK

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This life-size statue of Queen Victoria is located in Jubilee Square in Maidstone. It was a gift from Alexander Randall, the High Sheriff, to the town in 1862.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/16/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresStephen F. Austin - Bellville, TX

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Bellville is the county seat of Austin County so it is reasonable that it would have a giant bust of Stephen F. Austin. Bust dedication was May 3, 2013.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 5/15/2016

last visited: never

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