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Landgraf Philipp der Großmütige

Philip I the Magnanimous, Landgrave of Hesse

Marburg 1504 - Kassel 1567
Landgrave of Hesse, 1509-1567; founder of the University at Marburg, 1527
(Wikipedia)
Ewald Rumpf
2001

Homberg (Efze) /  Landgraf Philipp der Großmütige   Homberg (Efze) /  Landgraf Philipp der Großmütige

Description

Statue of Philip I the Magnanimous, sitting on a square block. In his left hand he holds a book, with the text 'das wort gottes währet in ewigkeit' (The word of God is eternal).

At the front on the 'block' is his name, on the right side his coat-of-arms and his dates 1504-1567, and on the back a coat-of-arms and the sculptor's and founder's name.

Inscription(s)

PHILIPP
der
GROẞMÜTIGE
landgraf von
HESSEN
21. okt.
2001
ewald rumpf
stifter: dr. gert ellenberger
beiseförth / heilbronn

Information Sign

Philipps-Denkmal
2001, anlässlich der 475-Jahr-Feier der
Homberger Synode von 1526, die nach
dem Willem Philipps des Großmütigen,
die Reformation in Hessen einführte,
wurde die von Prof. Rumpf gestaltete
und von Dr. Ellenberger, Spross einer
alten Homberger Familie, gestiftete
Bronceplastik aufgestellt.

Homberg (Efze) - Landgraf Philipp der Großmütige

Sculptor

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Locatie (N 51°2'1" - E 9°24'19")

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