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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 FiguresCharles Wesley - The Horsefair, Bristol, UK

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This statue of the Methodist, Charles Wesley, stands inside the entrance to the New Room in The Horsefair, Bristol. The statue and plinth were recently renovated before being placed here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/12/2019

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresEdward Colson - Colston Avenue, Bristol, UK

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This statue of Edward Coslton stands atop a highly decorated plinth in the centre of Bristol. It only recently came to light that Colston had been involved in the slave trade and efforts are underway to have the statue removed.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/12/2019

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresEdmund Burke - Colston Avenue, Bristol, UK

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This statue of the politician, Edmund Burke, stands atop a plinth in central Bristol. It was erected in 1894 and is a Grade II listed structure.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/12/2019

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresSpiros Kayales - Akrotri, Crete, Greece

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A monument featuring a statue of Spiros Kayales, a hero of the 1897 Revolution in Crete, is located in Venizelos Park overlooking Chania, Greece.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Greece

date approved: 12/5/2019

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresTheodore Francis Green bust - Warwick, Rhode Island

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A bronze bust of Theodore Francis Green is displayed in a glass case on a wood plinth near the center of the main lobby of the eponymous T.F. Green Airport in Warwick, Rhode Island. Green was the Governor (1933-7) and a US Senator (1937-61).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 401Photos

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 12/5/2019

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresReichskanzler Fürst Otto von Bismark - Hamburg, Germany

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[GER] Reichskanzler Fürst Otto von Bismark - Hamburg, Germany [ENG] Reichskanzler Fürst Otto von Bismark - Hamburg, Germany

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Kladings

location: Hamburg, Germany

date approved: 12/2/2019

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresJan Šverma - Praha, Czechia

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Bronzová socha Jana Švermy v areálu Olšanských hrbitovu // Bronze statue of Jan Šverma in the area of Olšany Cemeteries

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ashberry

location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia

date approved: 12/2/2019

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresJožka Jaburková - Praha, Czechia

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Bronzová socha Jožky Jaburkové v areálu Olšanských hrbitovu // Bronze statue of Jožka Jaburková in the area of Olšany Cemeteries

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ashberry

location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia

date approved: 12/2/2019

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresJulius Fucík - Praha, Czechia

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Bronzová socha Julia Fucíka v areálu Olšanských hrbitovu // Bronze statue of Julius Fucík in the area of Olšany Cemeteries

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ashberry

location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia

date approved: 12/2/2019

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresAlbrecht von Wallenstein - Jicín, Czech Republic

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Albrecht Wenzel Eusebius von Wallenstein (24 September 1583 – 25 February 1634) also von Waldstein, was a Bohemian military leader and politician.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Královéhradecký kraj, Czechia

date approved: 12/2/2019

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresFontaine de Mirabeau - Place de Mirabeau, Pertuis, France

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La fontaine surmontée de la statue de Mirabeau

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YvesProvence

location: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

date approved: 12/2/2019

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresSophocles Venizelos - Chania, Crete, Grece

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A bronze bust of the Chania born former three time Prime Minister of Greece, Sophocles Venizelos, is located in front of the Chania Municipal Market at Market Square in Chaina, Crete, Greece.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Greece

date approved: 12/2/2019

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresMarietta Tello Weir - Manta, Ecuador

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The statue of Marietta Tello Weir is located in Parque De La Madre in Manta, Ecuador.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Ecuador

date approved: 12/2/2019

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresHarold Washington - Chicago, IL

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A bronze-cast bust of Harold Washington, Chicago's first African American mayor, by Abelardo Ghoulam.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member libbykc

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/2/2019

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresJosé Camacho Miranda - Manta, Ecuador

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The bronze bust of José Camacho Miranda is located in the stairs leading to Iglesia La Merced (Mercy Church) between Avenida 2 and Avenida 3 in Manta, Ecuador.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Ecuador

date approved: 12/2/2019

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresGotthold Ephraim Lessing — Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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Lessing-Denkmal in Frankfurt am Main - Statue for the German writer and poet Lessing in Frankfurt

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Beorngar

location: Hessen, Germany

date approved: 12/2/2019

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresTomáš Garrigue Masaryk - Ceskobrodská, Praha - Bechovice, Czechia

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Bronzová socha prvního ceskoslovenského prezidenta Tomáše Garrique Masaryka v Praze - Bechovicích // Bronze statue of the first Czechoslovak President Tomas Garrique Masaryk in Prague - Bechovice

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ashberry

location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia

date approved: 12/2/2019

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresTomáš Garrigue Masaryk - Pražská ulice, Louny, Czechia

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Bronzová socha prvního ceskoslovenského prezidenta Tomáše Garrigue Masaryka v Lounech // Bronze statue of the first Czechoslovak President Tomas Garrigue Masaryk in Louny

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ashberry

location: Ústecký kraj, Czechia

date approved: 12/2/2019

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresJames W. Fannin - Dallas, TX

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One of six bronze statues inside the Hall of State in Fair Park. The statues, cast in bronze, are the work of Italian-born artist Pompeo Coppini. Hours open: Tuesday – Saturday | 10:00 AM -5:00 PM // Sundays | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 12/2/2019

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresMirabeau B. Lamar - Dallas, TX

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One of six bronze statues inside the Hall of State in Fair Park. The statues, cast in bronze, are the work of Italian-born artist Pompeo Coppini. Hours open: Tuesday – Saturday | 10:00 AM -5:00 PM // Sundays | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 12/2/2019

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresStephen F. Austin - Dallas, TX

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One of six bronze statues inside the Hall of State in Fair Park. The statues, cast in bronze, are the work of Italian-born artist Pompeo Coppini. Hours open: Tuesday – Saturday | 10:00 AM -5:00 PM // Sundays | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 12/2/2019

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresSam Houston - Dallas, TX

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One of six bronze statues inside the Hall of State in Fair Park. The statues, cast in bronze, are the work of Italian-born artist Pompeo Coppini. Hours open: Tuesday – Saturday | 10:00 AM -5:00 PM // Sundays | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 12/2/2019

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresThomas J. Rusk - Dallas, TX

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One of six bronze statues inside the Hall of State in Fair Park. Hours open: Tuesday – Saturday | 10:00 AM -5:00 PM // Sundays | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 12/2/2019

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresWilliam B. Travis - Dallas, TX

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One of six bronze statues inside the Hall of State in Fair Park. Hours open: Tuesday – Saturday | 10:00 AM -5:00 PM // Sundays | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 12/2/2019

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic Figures"Apostle" Paul Sykes - Kingfisher, OK

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"Apostle" Paul Sykes was a a black man born into slavery who walked from Mississippi to Kingfisher for the land opening of 1891.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 12/2/2019

last visited: never

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