Statues - Hither & Thither

Brazil
Ouro Preto
Minas Gerais

Praça Tiradentes

Joaquim José da Silva Xavier "O Tiradentes"

Fazenda do Pombal 1746 - Rio de Janeiro 1792
leading member of the Brazilian revolutionary movement Inconfidência Mineira whose aim was full independence from Portugal. Tiradentes was arrested, tried and publicly hanged
(Wikipedia)
Virgílio Cestari
1894

Ouro Preto /  Joaquim José da Silva Xavier "O Tiradentes"   Ouro Preto /  Joaquim José da Silva Xavier "O Tiradentes"

Description

Monument (19 m high) with at the top a 2.85 m tall statue of Tiradentes.

Inscription(s)

Ouro Preto - Joaquim José da Silva Xavier "O Tiradentes"

Plaque with palm and oak leaves, the triangle with the words
libertas | quæ serra | tam
(the motto of Minas Gerais), and therein the text:

ao
proto-martyr
da liberdade nacional
JOAQUIM JOSÉ da SILVA XAVIER
O TIRADENTES

 

 

To
the proto-martyr
of national freedom
JOAQUIM JOSÉ da SILVA XAVIER
THE TIRADENTES

7 de setembro de 1822 – 15 de novembro de 1889 – 7 de abril de 1831
– 15 de junho de 1891 –
MANDADO ERIGIR PELO 1° CONGRESSO DO
ESTADO DE MINAS GERAES
LEI N° 3 DE 25 DE SETEMBRO DE 1891

7 September 1822 - 15 November 1889 - 7 April 1831
- 15 June 1891 -
Mandate to erect by the 1st Congress of the
State of Minas Gerais
Law no. 3 of 15 September 1891

21 DE ABRIL DE 1792
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21 DE ABRIL DE 1892

21 April 1792
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21 April 1892

AQUI EM POSTE DE
IGNOMINIA
ESTEVE EXPOSTA SUA CABEÇA

Here, on the
pillory
his head was exposed

And some other commemorative plaques added at a later date.

Signature

(socle) v. cestari fecit.

Sculptor

Tags

Location S 20°23'7" W 43°30'12"

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