Ludwik Lejzer Zamenhof - Zwolle NL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dreamhummie
N 52° 30.987 E 006° 05.616
32U E 302800 N 5822452
Quick Description: Memorial to Ludwik Lejzer Zamenhof on the traffic circle at Burgemeester Drijbersingel in the city of Zwolle, The Netherlands.
Location: Overijssel, Netherlands
Date Posted: 7/11/2021 8:39:51 AM
Waymark Code: WM14HGP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
The memorial is a brick wall approximately 1.5 mtr by 1 mtr.
In the middle of the wall is a large bronze plaque with an image of L.L. Zamenhof with the text around it.
"Author of the international language Esperanto. Doktero L.L. Zamenhof. Dec. 15, 1859 - April 14, 1917"

The memorial was created in 1966 by a Dutch sculptor named (visit link) Frits Sieger.
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Wikipedia (visit link) reads:
"Ludwik Lejzer Zamenhof (Bialystok, December 15, 1859 - Warsaw, April 14, 1917) was a Polish-born ophthalmologist of Jewish origin, polyglot and philologist but became best known as the founder of the international auxiliary language Esperanto. The name of this language comes from his pseudonym Dr. Esperanto.

He was the son of Mordechai Mark Zamenhof and Rozalia Zofer. His mother tongues were Russian, Yiddish and Polish (according to biographers A. Zakrzewski, E. Wiesenfeld) but he was also fluent in German. Later he learned French, Latin, Greek, Hebrew and English, he also had an interest in Italian, Spanish and Lithuanian. He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 12 times.[1] On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Zamenhof's death in 2017, UNESCO declared Zamenhof, along with a hundred other personalities, as a deserving international personality. Many streets are named after him."
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