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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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Image for Gogarty and Joyce - Anglesea Street, Dublin, Irelandview gallery

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Statues of Historic FiguresGogarty and Joyce - Anglesea Street, Dublin, Ireland

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Outside the Oliver St John Gogarty Bar, in Anglesea Street, is a statue of said Oliver St John Gogarty (sitting) and a young James Joyce (standing). Gogarty has left space on the bench so that anyone can discuss literature with him and Joyce.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Dublin, Ireland

date approved: 4/25/2016

last visited: 6/28/2016

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Statues of Historic FiguresThomas Davis - College Green, Dublin, Ireland

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This statue of Thomas Davis stands in a pedestrianised traffic island in the centre of Gollege Green in Dublin.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Dublin, Ireland

date approved: 4/30/2016

last visited: 7/2/2019

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Statues of Historic FiguresHenry Grattan - College Green, Dublin, Ireland

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This statue of Henry Grattan, created by John Henry Foley in 1876, is located on a traffic island in College Green facing Trinity College, Dublin. Henry Grattan was leader of the Patriot movement that won legislative independence for Ireland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Dublin, Ireland

date approved: 4/24/2016

last visited: 7/2/2019

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Statues of Historic FiguresLord Ardilaun - St Stephen's Green, Dublin, Ireland

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This statue of Lord Ardilaun, the Right Honourable Sir Arthur Edward Guinness, is located on the north west edge of St Stephen's Green in Dublin.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Dublin, Ireland

date approved: 4/19/2016

last visited: 7/16/2019

Image for Oliver Goldsmith - Trinity College, Dublin, Irelandview gallery

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Statues of Historic FiguresOliver Goldsmith - Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

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Oliver Goldsmith, (born 1730—died 1774, London) was an Anglo-Irish essayist, poet, novelist and dramatist who graduated from Trinity College in 1749. This statue of Goldsmith stands outside the College Green entrance to Trinity College.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Dublin, Ireland

date approved: 4/24/2016

last visited: 7/2/2019

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Statues of Historic FiguresRobert Emmet - St Stephen's Green, Dublin, Ireland

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This statue is to commemorate Robert Emmet who was an Irish nationalist and Republican, orator and rebel leader. He was executed on 20th September 1803 for high treason against the British king. The statue is located in St Stephen's Green in Dublin.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Dublin, Ireland

date approved: 4/19/2016

last visited: 7/16/2019

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Statues of Historic FiguresEdmund Burke - Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

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Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797) graduated from Trinity College in 1748 and became an important politician in the government of the United Kingdom. This statue of Burke stands outside Trinity College in Dublin.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Dublin, Ireland

date approved: 4/24/2016

last visited: 7/2/2019

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Statues of Historic FiguresThomas Moore - College Street, Dublin, Ireland

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This bronze statue of Thomas Moore stands on a traffic Island just to the north of Trinity College in Dublin. It was sculpted by Christopher Moore and unveiled in 1857.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Dublin, Ireland

date approved: 4/24/2016

last visited: 7/3/2019

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Statues of Historic FiguresDaniel O'Connell - Dublin Ireland

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Daniel O'Connell was known as The Liberator or The Emancipator, he was an Irish political leader in the first half of the nineteenth century. He campaigned for Catholic Emancipation (the right for Catholics to sit in the Westminster Parliament.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windsocker

location: Ireland

date approved: 4/17/2008

last visited: 7/1/2019

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Statues of Historic FiguresWilliam Smith O'Brien - O'Connell Street, Dublin, Ireland

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This statue of William Smith O'Brien stands in the centre of O'Connell Street in Dublin. The statue was erected in 1870 and was designed by Thomas Farrell.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Dublin, Ireland

date approved: 4/14/2016

last visited: 7/1/2019

Image for Sir John Gray - O'Connell Street, Dublin, Irelandview gallery

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Statues of Historic FiguresSir John Gray - O'Connell Street, Dublin, Ireland

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The Sir John Gray statue, in the centre of O'Connell Street, is carved from Portland limestone that gives it a white appearance. The statue was erected in 1879 just four years after John Gray's death. It was paid for by public subscription.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Dublin, Ireland

date approved: 4/14/2016

last visited: 7/17/2019

Image for Jim Larkin - O'Connell Street, Dublin, Irelandview gallery

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Statues of Historic FiguresJim Larkin - O'Connell Street, Dublin, Ireland

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This statue of Jim Larkin is located in the centre of O'Connell Street, close to the Post Office, in Dublin. The statue by Oisin Kelly was unveiled in June 1979.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Dublin, Ireland

date approved: 4/5/2016

last visited: 7/17/2019

Image for James Joyce - Earl Street, Dublin, Irelandview gallery

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Statues of Historic FiguresJames Joyce - Earl Street, Dublin, Ireland

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The Irish have a sense of humour and many of the statues have an alternative name. For example, Molly Malone is known as 'the tart with the cart' and this statue, of Joyce, is known as 'the prick with the stick'.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Dublin, Ireland

date approved: 4/14/2016

last visited: 7/5/2017

Image for Father Mathew - O'Connell Street, Dublin, Irelandview gallery

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Statues of Historic FiguresFather Mathew - O'Connell Street, Dublin, Ireland

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This larger-than-life statue of Father Mathew is located in the centre of O'Connell Street in Dublin.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Dublin, Ireland

date approved: 4/5/2016

last visited: 7/17/2019

Image for Margaret Ball and Francis Taylor - Cathedral Street, Dublin, Irelandview gallery

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Statues of Historic FiguresMargaret Ball and Francis Taylor - Cathedral Street, Dublin, Ireland

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The statue of Margaret Ball and Francis Taylor, both Catholic martyrs, stands outside St Mary's Pro-Cathedral in Narlborough Street at the junction with Cathedral Street in Dublin.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Dublin, Ireland

date approved: 4/5/2016

last visited: 7/5/2017

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Statues of Historic FiguresCharles Stewart Parnell - Dublin Ireland

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Charles Stewart Parnell was the son of a Protestant landowner who organised the rural masses into agitation against the ruling Landlord class to seek the 3 Fs: Fixity of Tenure, Freedom to Sell and Fair Rent.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windsocker

location: Ireland

date approved: 3/11/2008

last visited: 7/16/2019

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Statues of Historic FiguresJames Connolly - Dublin Ireland

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James Connolly was born on June 5, 1868, at 107, the Cowgate, Edinburgh. His parents, John and Mary Connolly, had emigrated to Edinburgh from County Monaghan in the 1850s.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windsocker

location: Ireland

date approved: 4/17/2008

last visited: 7/8/2019

Image for Oscar Wilde - Merrion Square Park, Dublin, Irelandview gallery

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Statues of Historic FiguresOscar Wilde - Merrion Square Park, Dublin, Ireland

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This statue of Oscar Wilde, reclining on a rock, is located at the north corner of Merrion Square Park in Dublin. The sculpture consists of three elements: Oscar Wilde himself; his pregnant wife and a human torso.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Dublin, Ireland

date approved: 4/24/2016

last visited: 7/1/2019

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Statues of Historic FiguresAnne Devlin - Rathfarnham, IE

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Statue of Anne Devlin at Rathfarnham Main Street in South Dublin.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member haggaeus

location: Dublin, Ireland

date approved: 11/17/2013

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresThomas D'Arcy McGee - Carlingford Ireland

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Thomas D'Arcy McGee was a journalist and poet as well as a politician, as a gifted speaker and strong supporter of Confederation His views regarding Irish republicanism may have resulted in his assassination in 1868.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windsocker

location: Ireland

date approved: 3/8/2008

last visited: never

Image for Patrick Oliver Walsh, - Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny, Republic of Ireland.view gallery

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Statues of Historic FiguresPatrick Oliver Walsh, - Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny, Republic of Ireland.

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Patrick Oliver Walsh, better known as Ollie Walsh, was an Irish sportsperson. He played hurling with the Kilkenny senior inter-county team from 1956 until 1972 Rated As Kilkenny's Greatest Ever Goalkeeper.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Leinster, Ireland

date approved: 7/27/2019

last visited: 8/12/2019

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Statues of Historic FiguresJohn F. Kennedy - Memorial - New Ross, Wexford, Ireland.

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The statue and memorial were erected to mark the visit of John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy, in June 1963 to the ancestral home of the Kennedys & Fitgeralds, in New Ross, Ireland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Ulster, Ireland

date approved: 7/17/2019

last visited: 7/18/2019

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Statues of Historic FiguresLord Kelvin - Botanic Gardens - Belfast

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Statue of Lord Kelvin at the entrance to the Botanic Gardens, Belfast.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Ulster, Ireland

date approved: 2/6/2017

last visited: 7/25/2019

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Statues of Historic FiguresJohn Caldwell - Dunville Park - Belfast

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A statue of John Caldwell (1938 – 2009), an Irish boxer who won the bronze medal in the flyweight (– 51 kg) division at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne. Situated in Dunville Park, Belfast.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Ulster, Ireland

date approved: 2/6/2017

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresHenry Cooke - College Avenue - Belfast

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A statue of Henry Cooke, an Irish presbyterian leader of the early and mid-nineteenth century, on a traffic island on College Avenue, Belfast.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Ulster, Ireland

date approved: 2/7/2017

last visited: never

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