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Meckenheimer Allee 168, Poppelsdorf

August Kekulé von Stradonitz

Darmstadt 1829 - Bonn 1896
German organic chemist; principal founder of the theory of chemical structure
(Wikipedia)
Hans Everding
Noack (Leipzig)
1903

Bonn /  August Kekulé von Stradonitz   Bonn /  August Kekulé von Stradonitz

Description

Bronze statue in the center of a semi-circular granite wall with benches, and in the balustrate hexagons, Kekulés benzol model. At both ends are two sphinxes. On the front of the pedestal is a relief. This relief shows the eternal young Science, personified as a young woman, giving Kekulé's Benzel model to the Technique, represented by two workers. Behind Science is a bust of Athene.

Bonn - August Kekulé von Stradonitz Bonn - August Kekulé von Stradonitz

Inscription(s)

AUGUST KEKULÉ

Signature

h. everding 1903

Bonn - August Kekulé von Stradonitz

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Athena / Minerva
  • Chemist
  • Commemorative Bench
  • Everding, Hans
  • Kekulé von Stradonitz, August
  • Noack (Leipzig)
  • Science (allegorical figure)
  • Sphinx
  • Statue
  • Worker
  • Locatie (N 50°43'33" - E 7°5'30")

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