Gyula Andrássy - Budapest, Hungary
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N 47° 30.335 E 019° 02.721
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Quick Description: 6.5 meters high bronze equestrian statue of Count Gyula Andrássy on Kossuth square in front of the building of Hungarian Parliament in Budapest.
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Date Posted: 5/14/2020 5:33:12 AM
Waymark Code: WM12F4E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1
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Long Description:
A mounted statue of Count Gyula Andrássy, Hungary’s Prime Minister between 1867 and 1871, has been finally completed and inaugurated in front of the Hungarian Parliament in Budapest’s Kossuth Square. The original 6.5-metre high bronze equestrian statue statue, the work of renowned Hungarian sculptor György Zala, was installed on the square in 1906 but it was demolished due to ideological reasons by the Communist authorities after 1945 and melted.

Now a bronze sculpture stands on a white marble pedestal, together with the other significant figures of Hungarian history whose statues decorate Kossuth Square. Hungarian Parliament approved a decree on reconstructing Kossuth Square in 2011. The project began in 2013 and involved, among other things, building an underground car park, a visitor centre and a museum. The recast equestrial statue, which can be seen at the southern side of Parliamentwas installed here in 2015.

Count Gyula Andrássy (1823 – 1890) was a Hungarian statesman, who served as Prime Minister of Hungary (1867–1871) and subsequently as Foreign Minister of Austria-Hungary (1871–1879). Andrássy was a conservative; his foreign policies looked to expanding the Empire into Southeast Europe, preferably with British and German support, and without alienating Turkey. He saw Russia as the main adversary, because of its own expansionist policies toward Slavic and Orthodox areas. He distrusted Slavic nationalist movements as a threat to his multi-ethnic empire.
Identity of Rider: Count Gyula Andrássy (1823 – 1890)

Name of artist: György Zala

Date of Dedication: 1904

Material: Bronze

Position: Two Hooves Raised

Identity of Horse: Not listed

Unusual Features: Not listed

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