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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 FiguresElias Lönnrot - Helsinki, Finland

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This big bronze statue represents not only Elias Lönnrot but also his most well known work: Kalevala.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut

location: Finland

date approved: 7/24/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresPatrick Kavanagh - Lake Buena Vista, FL

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A statue of a famous Irish poet sits in the Downtown Disney District.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Florida

date approved: 7/23/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresGrete Waitz - Lake Buena Vista, FL

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A statue of an Norwegian Olympic silver medalist marathon runner at the 1984 Los Angeles Games at the Norway pavilion in Disney's Epcot.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Florida

date approved: 7/22/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresHabib Bourguiba - Paris, France

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A bust of Habib Bourguiba, the first President of the Republic of Tunisia, is located in Paris, France.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 7/20/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresJim Cronin - Monkey World, Longthorns, Wareham, Dorset, UK

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Located near the chimpanzee enclosure is this statue of Jim Cronin, the founder of Monkey World, who is well known for his conservation and rehabilitation work in the world of primates.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree

location: Southern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/19/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresPablo Picasso - Málaga, Spain

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This sculpture of Pablo Picasso by Francisco López Hernández is located at Plaza de la Merced in Málaga.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Andalucía, Spain

date approved: 7/16/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresWo-Peen - Harvard, MA

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The statue of Wo-Peen, born Louis Gonzales, is located on the grounds of the Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/14/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresFriedrich Halm - Vienna, Austria

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This bust is located on the facade of Vienna's Burgtheater.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Wien, Austria

date approved: 7/13/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresFranz Grillparzer - Vienna, Austria

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This bust is located on the facade of Vienna's Burgtheater.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Wien, Austria

date approved: 7/13/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresChristian Friedrich Hebbel - Vienna, Austria

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This bust is located on the facade of Vienna's Burgtheater.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Wien, Austria

date approved: 7/13/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresFrère Marie Victorin - Montréal, Qc

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Statue du fondateur du jardin botanique.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member poildecarot

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 7/11/2014

last visited: 7/23/2014

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Statues of Historic FiguresClifford W. Henderson - Palm Desert, CA

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This bronze bust of the founder of the City of Palm Desert resides along El Paseo Drive in a very ritzy part of downtown Palm Desert.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 7/11/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresMother Teresa in Skopje, Macedonia

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A monument of Mother Teresa next to ist memorial house in Skopje.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Arne1

location: Macedonia

date approved: 7/11/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresGustav Mahler - New York City, NY

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This sculpture is located at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: New York

date approved: 7/8/2014

last visited: 7/24/2013

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Statues of Historic FiguresQueen Marie-Amelie - New York City, NY

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This bust is located at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: New York

date approved: 7/8/2014

last visited: 7/24/2013

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Statues of Historic FiguresVoltaire - New York City, NY

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This bust is located at the Metropolitan Museum of Art,

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: New York

date approved: 7/8/2014

last visited: 7/24/2013

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Statues of Historic FiguresNapoleon III - New York City, NY

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This bust is located at the Metropolitan Museum of Art,

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: New York

date approved: 7/8/2014

last visited: 7/24/2013

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Statues of Historic FiguresDwight David Eisenhower - Oklahoma City, OK

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President of the United States and 5-Star General, Dwight Eisenhower was a key figure in U.S. history during the 1940s and 1950s.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/6/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresKurfürst Friedrich Wilhelm

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Die Statue zeigt den großen Kurfürst Friedrich Wilhelm (1640 - 1688).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tante Tilly

location: Niedersachsen, Germany

date approved: 7/5/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresBob Hope - Stars & Stripes Park - Oklahoma City, OK

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With a career spanning seven decades, the name Bob Hope stands for talent, humor, encouragement to the military, and a life lived well.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/5/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresChief Peguis - Winnipeg MB

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This Statues of an Historic Figure, a bust of Chief Peguis, is northeast of the pavilion in Kildonan Park in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria

location: Manitoba, Canada

date approved: 7/3/2014

last visited: 6/30/2014

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Statues of Historic FiguresTommy Prince - Winnipeg MB

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This Statues of an Historic Figure, a bust of Tommy Prince, is northeast of the pavilion in Kildonan Park in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria

location: Manitoba, Canada

date approved: 7/3/2014

last visited: 6/30/2014

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Statues of Historic FiguresBjarni Jonsson - Reykjavik, Iceland

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This bust of Jonsson is located on the south side of the Reykjavik Cathedral.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Iceland

date approved: 7/2/2014

last visited: 6/18/2014

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Statues of Historic FiguresBishop Jon Vidalin - Reykjavik, Iceland

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This bust of Vidalin is located on the side of the Reykjavik Cathedral.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Iceland

date approved: 7/1/2014

last visited: 6/18/2014

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Statues of Historic FiguresJón Sigurðsson - Reykjavik, Iceland

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Jón Sigurðsson was a leader of the Icelandic Independence movement.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Iceland

date approved: 7/1/2014

last visited: 6/18/2014

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