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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 FiguresGiuseppe Mazzini - Turin, Italy

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Bronze statue of Giuseppe Mazzini (1805-1872), an Italian politician, journalist and activist for the unification of Italy, located on square of Via Andrea Doria in Turin./Il monumento a Giuseppe Mazzini (1805-1872) a Torino.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vraatja

location: Piemonte, Italy

date approved: 1/28/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresNelson Mandela - Royal Festival Hall, South Bank, London, UK

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With the demise of Nelson Mandela on 5th December 2013 this bust can now, sadly, enter this category. It is located on the first floor level of the Royal Festival Hall at the top of the stairs leading up from Belvedere Road.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/27/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresFrantišek Ladislav Rieger - Semily, Czech Republic

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Bronze statue of František Ladislav Rieger (1818 - 1903), Czech politician and publicist made famous for his leadership of the early Czech nationalist movement in his hometown on main square of the city named after him.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vraatja

location: Liberecky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 1/27/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresAugust Strindberg - Bellevue Park, Stockholm, Sweden

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Bronze statue of August Strindberg (1849 – 1912) a famous a Swedish playwright, novelist, poet, essayist and painter located in Bellevue Park in northern part of Stockholm.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vraatja

location: Stockholm, Sweden

date approved: 1/26/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresChief Mahaska, (sculpture) - Oskaloosa, Ia

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This bronze statue is located on the west side of the Oskaloosa Town Square - 1st Ave., Market St., High Ave., 1st St.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Iowa

date approved: 1/25/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresAdmiral Edward Vernon - National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, UK

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This bust of Admiral Edward Vernon is located in the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. It was Admiral Vernon who introduced "grog", watered down rum, into sailors' rations.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/23/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresPythagoras - San Jose, CA

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This sculpture is located in the courtyard of the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 1/23/2015

last visited: 11/12/2014

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Statues of Historic FiguresAdmiral Sir Edward Pellew - National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, UK

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This statue of Admiral Sir Edward Pellew, who came to prominence in the War of American Independence, is located in the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/22/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresAdmiral Sir James Saumarez - National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, UK

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This statue of Admiral Sir James Saumarez is located in the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. Amongst his other endeavours he fought alongside Nelson at the Battle of the Nile in 1798.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/22/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresAdmiral Sir William Sidney Smith - National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, UK

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This statue of Admiral Sir William Sidney Smith is located in the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London. Although controversial he was successful and, with Wellington, he was the only men to beat Napoleon on land.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/22/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresCaptain Sir William Peel VC - National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, UK

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This statue of Sir William Peel is located in the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London. William Peel was the third sone of Prime Minister Robert Peel and was one of the first men to be awarded the Victoria Cross.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/22/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresMargaret Thatcher - Stanley, Falkland Islands.

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Mounted Bust of Margaret Thatcher (1925 - 2013) Erected 10th January 2015

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member JohnCFI

location: Falkland Islands

date approved: 1/22/2015

last visited: 1/25/2015

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Statues of Historic FiguresVice Admiral Sir Thomas Masterman Hardy - ORNC Chapel, Greenwich, London, UK

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This bust and memorial to Vice Admiral Sir Thomas Masterman Hardy is located in the entrance to the Old Royal Naval College chapel in Greenwich. Hardy is mostly remembered as being at Nelson's side when he died.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/21/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresAdmiral Sir Richard Goodwin Keats - ORNC Chapel, Greenwich, London, UK

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This bust and memorial to Admiral Sir Richard Goodwin Keats is located in the entrance to the Old Royal Naval College chapel in Greenwich. The memorial was gifted by King William IV who sailed with Keats.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/21/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresJean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur De Bienville Statue- Bay St. Louis, Ms.

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This bronze statue on a granite base is located in the south plaza of the Hancock Bank - 100 South Beach Plaza in Bay St. Louis, Ms.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Mississippi

date approved: 1/21/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresCardinal Scipione Borghese - 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: 1/20/2015

last visited: 7/24/2013

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Statues of Historic FiguresSeti II - San Jose, CA

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This sculpture is in San Jose's Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 1/18/2015

last visited: 11/12/2014

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Statues of Historic FiguresRichard John Seddon - Wellington, New Zealand

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Richard Seddon's statue by British sculptor Sir Thomas Brock, stands in front of Parliament House in Wellington.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: North Island, New Zealand

date approved: 1/15/2015

last visited: 1/23/2015

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Statues of Historic FiguresBrigadier General Francis J. Herron Bust - Vicksburg National Military Park

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This memorial is located at the northeast edge of a grassy area in front of the Pemberton Plaza. North of 3405 Pemberton Square Boulevard.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Mississippi

date approved: 1/15/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresMonument Pierre le Gardeur de Repentigny. -Mascouche. -Québec.

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Monument Pierre le Gardeur de Repentigny. -Mascouche. -Québec. Monument to Peter the Gardeur de Repentigny. -Mascouche. -Québec.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member colibris7

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 1/15/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresRembrandt - Paris, France

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This statue of the artist Rembrandt is located in the Louvre.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 1/10/2015

last visited: 10/16/2011

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Statues of Historic FiguresRalph L. Carr, Ralph L. Carr Judicial Center - Denver, CO

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The newly constructed Ralph L. Carr Judicial Center honors it namesake with a life-size bronze in the Colorado Judicial Learning Center.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

location: Colorado

date approved: 1/10/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresBrigadier General Daniel W. Adams Bust - Vicksburg National Military Park

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This bronze bust, on a granite pedestal, is located north of the parking for Tour Stop #11 on the Confederate Avenue Tour Road.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Mississippi

date approved: 1/7/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresRamses II - San Jose, CA

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This sculpture is in San Jose's San Jose's Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 1/4/2015

last visited: 11/12/2014

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Statues of Historic FiguresCleopatra VII - San Jose, CA

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This sculpture is in San Jose's San Jose's Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 1/4/2015

last visited: 11/12/2014

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