Holy Trinity Column - Sopron, Hungary
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Becktracker
N 47° 41.182 E 016° 35.443
33T E 619376 N 5282666
Quick Description: The Holy Trinity Column in Sopron is a fine example of Baroque architecture.
Location: Gyor-Moson-Sopron, Hungary
Date Posted: 9/7/2021 11:48:57 PM
Waymark Code: WM14XP2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member prussel
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"The richly sculpted Holy Trinity sculpture in Sopron was erected following a plague epidemic that raged there at the end of the 17th century. In April 1695, after the epidemic had come to an end, Count Lipót Kollonich Archbishop of Esztergom Cardinal and Primate, suggested to the city assembly that a Holy Trinity sculpture be erected out of plight and gratitude that the town had survived, and requested donations from the citizens to realise it. The assembly of a Protestant majority responded positively to the suggestion, and works probably began that year, although there is no written evidence to confirm that assumption. The sculpture is mentioned in 1697 in the protocols of the town council when a carpenter complained about the sculptor, Szervác Leitner, who (as the context suggests) took part in carrying the sculpture into the town. Based on inscriptions and local chronicles the column was erected in 1701. The site was already an important one in Sopron in the 18th century.

It is an outdoor free-standing spiral column on a triple pedestal in the main square of Sopron, it represents Hungary's first outdoor-column spiral. The bottom level of the pedestal is curved with bevelled edges; its middle part is a curved-sided square with prisms at the edges; the top is decorated with offsets, serving as a pedestal for marginal figures."
Style: Baroque

Type of building (structure): Baroque statuary (only exterior)

Date of origin:: 1701

Architect(s): Szervac Leitner?

Web site of the object (if exists): [Web Link]

Address:
Fo Ter Sopron Hungary


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