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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 FiguresMiguel Hidalgo y Costilla - Austin, TX

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Bronze bust of one of the heroes of the Mexican revolution and a founding father of Mexico.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 5/26/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresJose Maria Morelos y Pavon - Austin, TX

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Bronze bust of revolutionary priest who assumed leadership of the Mexican independence movement after Miguel Hidalgo’s 1810 rebellion and subsequent execution.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 5/26/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresSam Houston - Austin, TX

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Mable statue of Sam Houston by Elizabet Ney was created 1905.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 5/26/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresApolinario Mabini - Asan Beach, Guam

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A double monument honoring the Filipino revolutionary's life and mark the site of his exile from the Philippines.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SaltyDog20

location: Guam

date approved: 5/23/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresJames Dean - Los Angeles, CA

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A bust of James Dean located on the grounds of the Griffith Observatory.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 5/16/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresSt. Birgitta - Helsinki, Finland

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St. Birgitta is also known as Bridget of Sweden.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Finland

date approved: 5/14/2015

last visited: 9/14/2012

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Statues of Historic FiguresSamuel Bernard - 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: 5/14/2015

last visited: 7/24/2013

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Statues of Historic FiguresFrits Philips - Eindhoven NL

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Statue of Frits Philips, chairman of the board of directors of the Dutch electronics company Philips. Standing on Markt in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dreamhummie

location: Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

date approved: 5/14/2015

last visited: 5/14/2015

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Statues of Historic FiguresPierre Puvis de Chavannes - 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: 5/11/2015

last visited: 7/24/2013

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Statues of Historic FiguresBertold Brecht Statue - Dessau, Sachsen-Anhalt, Deutschland

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Herzlich willkommen in Dessau, der Bauhausstadt im Dessau-Wörlitzer Gartenreich. Welcome to Dessau, the Bauhaus city in the Dessau-Wörlitzer Garden Realm.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kishin

location: Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany

date approved: 5/10/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresPrince Alexander Obolensky Memorial - St Peters Street - Ipswich, Suffolk

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"A sporting icon, the Prince came from St Petersburg as a baby when his family fled the Russian Revolution in 1917. An Oxford graduate, Obolensky became a naturalised Englishman. He died near Ipswich at only 24."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/8/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresIsabelle La Catholique, Parc Laurier, Montréal, Qc, Canada

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Monument à Isabelle la Catholique, illustre soutien de Christophe-Colomb, en face de l'avenue Christophe-Colomb. Monument to Isabella the Catholic, patron of Christoper-Columbus, facing Christophe-Colomb Avenue.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LeGrandChrist

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 5/8/2015

last visited: 5/17/2015

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Statues of Historic FiguresNelson Mandela Statue - Sandton, South Africa

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This statue of South Africa's first black president, Nelson Mandela, is in the heart of Sandton City.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ThePacman

location: Gauteng, South Africa

date approved: 5/6/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresJohann Nestroy - Wien, Austria

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Johann Nepomuk Eduard Ambrosius Nestroy was an Austrian playwright, actor and opera singer.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching

location: Wien, Austria

date approved: 5/4/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresSt. John of Nepomuk - Prague, Czech Republic

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This statue of St. John of Nepomuk stands in the center of Pohorelec Square in Prague, Czech Republic.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 5/4/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresEnrico Bernardi - Verona, Italy

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Enrico Bernardi granted Italy with a great discovery in the motor field; on 5th August, 1882 he experimented the “Motrice Pia”, the first petrol fuelled combustion engine (shown in the window), almost at the same time of Karl Benz (patent of 25th October, 1882) and of Gottlieb Daimler (patent of 16th December, 1883).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mirtilli

location: Veneto, Italy

date approved: 5/3/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresSir Simon Milton - Eagle Place, London, UK

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This bust, to the politician Sir Simon Milton, is mounted over a doorway at the junction of Eagle Place and Piccadilly. To the right of the doorway, in Eagle Place, is a plaque that complements the bust.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/3/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresInfante Dom Henrique - Batalha, Portugal

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This bust of Infante Dom Henrique was placed in 2010 to commemorate the 550 years of his death.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas

location: Leiria, Portugal

date approved: 5/3/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresJack Daniels - Lynchburg, TN

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Jack Daniels Statue at Cave Spring, Jack Daniel's Distillery, Lynchburg

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dajumaro

location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/1/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresTadeusz Kosciuszko - Boston, MA

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This sculpture is located in Boston Public Garden.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 5/1/2015

last visited: 6/29/2010

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Statues of Historic FiguresThomas Cass - Boston, MA

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This statue is located in the Boston Public Garden.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/29/2015

last visited: 6/29/2010

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Statues of Historic FiguresBenito Pablo Juárez García - Acapulco, Mexico

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A monument honoring to Mexico's national hero Benito Pablo Juárez García, better known as Benito Juárez, is located along Avenue Costera Miguel Aleman opposite Plaza Alvarez in Acapulco, Mexico.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Guerrero, Mexico

date approved: 4/26/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresGeorge A. Spiva – Joplin, Missouri

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Statue of a successful businessman in a park which he had financed memory of his father in Joplin, Missouri.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 4/24/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresGen. William Francis Bartlett - Boston, MA

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This statue is located inside the Massachusetts State House.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/23/2015

last visited: 6/29/2010

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Statues of Historic FiguresBenjamin "Benny" Hollinger - Timmins, ON, Canada

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Statue erected to mark Benny Hollinger's contribution to the Porcupine Gold Rush.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Loonwatcher

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 4/22/2015

last visited: never

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