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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 FiguresBessie Rischbieth - Perth, Western Australia

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Bessie Rischbieth [1874 – 1967], was a feminist and activist for women's rights and environmental conservation

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg

location: Western Australia, Australia

date approved: 2/10/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresJacint Verdaguer - Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra

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The statue of Jacint Verdaguer is located in Parc de la Mola in Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Andorra

date approved: 2/8/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresDimitar Peshev - Sofia, Bulgaria

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Dimitar Peshev was the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Bulgaria and Minister of Justice.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Bulgaria

date approved: 2/4/2016

last visited: 10/4/2015

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Statues of Historic FiguresHelen Jane Stewart - Mormon Fort State Park - North Las Vegas, NV

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Bronze statue of Helen J. Stewart, located in the inner area of Mormon Fort State Park in North Las Vegas, NV.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: Nevada

date approved: 2/2/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresSam Houston - Huntsville, TX

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Life Size statue of Sam Houston by David Adickes that matches his 67' version that stands along I-45.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 2/1/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresTomas Garrigue Masaryk - Jedovnice, Czech Republic

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CS: Busta T. G. Masaryk // EN: Bust of T. G. Masaryk

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 1/29/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresRobert Schuman — Thionville, France

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Bust of the French statesman Robert Schuman (1886 - 1963) in front of the City Hall of Thionville

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member prussel

location: Lorraine, France

date approved: 1/27/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresNoah Webster - West Hartford, CT

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A statue of lexicographer, editor, and author Noah Webster is located in front of the Noah Webster Library at 20 South Main St., West Hartford, CT.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Connecticut

date approved: 1/26/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresEva Duarte Perón - Palermo (Buenos Aires)

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Depicted statue of Eva Duarte Perón, the key part of monument devoted to this popular president' wife, is located in a small square bearig her name in Recoleta district of Buenos Aires.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Argentina

date approved: 1/26/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresBartolomé Mitre - Palermo (Buenos Aires)

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Equestrian statue of Bartolomé Mitre, main part of opulent monument devoted to this Argentinian political and military leader, is the key landmark of Plaza Mitre in Palermo district of Buenos Aires.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Argentina

date approved: 1/26/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresGiuseppe Garibaldi - Palermo (Buenos Aires)

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The equestrian statue of Giuseppe Garibaldi, the key part of monument devoted to him, decorates Plaza Italia, a small public park in Palermo district of Buenos Aires.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Argentina

date approved: 1/26/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresOliver Ellsworth - Hartford, CT

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A statue of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Oliver Ellsworth is located in the fourth niche on the second level above the west entrance to the State Capitol in Hartford, CT.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Connecticut

date approved: 1/23/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresGeneral David Wooster - Hartford, CT

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A statue of Revolutionary War hero General David Wooster is located in the third niche on the second level above the west entrance to the State Capitol in Hartford, CT.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Connecticut

date approved: 1/23/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresEzra Cornell - Ithaca, NY

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This statue is on Cornell University Campus near Central Ave. It is the "work of Hermon Atkins MacNeil". Ezra Cornell's statue was dedicated June 12, 1919, ...Mary Cornell, Ezra's daughter, unveiled the Arts Quad sculpture "

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 1/23/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresDavid Humphreys - Hartford, CT

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A statue of poet and Brigadier General David Humphreys is located in the second niche on the second level above the west entrance to the State Capitol in Hartford, CT.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Connecticut

date approved: 1/22/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresOliver Wolcott - Hartford, CT

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A statue of the signer of the Declaration of independence Oliver Wolcott is located in the first niche on the second level above the west entrance to the State Capitol in Hartford, CT.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Connecticut

date approved: 1/22/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresWilliam Shakespeare - Tower Grove Park - St. Louis, MO

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The bard, the Master, many names for this poet

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 1/21/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresWilhelm Richard Wagner - Tower Grove Park - St. Louis, MO

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Impulsive and self-willed, he was a negligent scholar, however, taught himself the piano and composition, and read the plays of Shakespeare, Goethe, and Schiller.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 1/21/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresWolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Tower Grove Park - St. Louis, MO

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Child prodigy, and general pain in the you know where

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 1/21/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresJuan Galo de Lavalle - San Nicolás (Buenos Aires)

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Depicted marble statue of General Juan Galo de Lavalle, Argentinian politician and military leader in the early 19th century, is located on the top of marble column in Plaza Lavalle in Buenos Aires.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Argentina

date approved: 1/20/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresRoque Saenz Peña - San Nicolás (Buenos Aires)

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Granite statue of Roque Saenz Peña, President of Argentina in 1910-1914, is the key part of the monument devoted to him and situated on Avenida Roque Sáenz Peña in San Nicolás district of Buenos Aires.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Argentina

date approved: 1/20/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresLisandro de la Torre - San Nicolás (Buenos Aires)

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Depicted bronze statue of Argentinian politician Lisandro de la Torre, a part of small memorial devoted to him, is located on Avenida Roque Sáenz Peña in San Nicolás district of Buenos Aires.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Argentina

date approved: 1/20/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresCharles E. Bennett - Jacksonville, FL

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This statue of the late U.S. Congressman Charles E. Bennett, wearing a suit and tie, is located in Hemming Plaza in downtown Jacksonville, Florida, USA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Florida

date approved: 1/20/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresGioachino Antonio Rossini - Tower Grove Park - St. Louis, MO

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We would never remember the Lone Ranger if it was not for Rossini

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 1/20/2016

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresRoger Ludlow - Hartford, CT

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A statue of lawyer Roger Ludlow is located in the fifth niche on the second level above the north entrance to the State Capitol in Hartford, CT.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Connecticut

date approved: 1/20/2016

last visited: never

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