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Sankt Engelbert

Saint Engelbert

Count Engelbert II of Berg
Schloß Burg 1185-86 - Gevelsberg 1225
Archbishop of Cologne, 1216-1225
(Wikipedia)
Wilhelm Barutzky
Bentele & Kleefisch (Köln)
1914

Wipperfürth /  Sankt Engelbert   Wipperfürth /  Sankt Engelbert

Description

Stone statue of Saint Engelbert as bishop, sitting on a eagle-throne, in his left hand he holds a bishop's staff and he makes a blessing gesture with his right hand, but on his right side hangs a sword.

Wipperfürth - Sankt Engelbert

Inscription(s)

ENGELBERG VON BERG
geboren um 1185
ermordet am 7.11.1225

seit 1216 war er
erzbischof von köln
mit seinem bruder,
graf adolf iii., erliess er
den bürgern von wipperfürth
um 1217 die abgaben
an den landesherren.

nach dem tod adolfs i.j. 1218
wurde er graf von berg,
1220 reichsverweser
und vormund von heinrich
dem sohn kaiser friedrichs ii.

engelbert wird in wipperfürth
seit dem 19. jahrhundert
als stadtpatron verehrt.

die bronzefigur von 1914
zeigt ihn mit schwert
und bischofsstab,
den symbolen weltlicher
und geistlicher herrschaft
ENGELBERG VON BERG
born around 1185
murdered on 7 Nov. 1225

Since 1216 he was
Archbishop of Cologne.
With his brother,
count Adolf III, he resigned
the citizens of Wipperfürth
around 1217 the taxes
to the sovereign.

After the death of Adolf in 1218
he became count of Berg,
In 1220 regent
and guardian of Heinrich,
the son of Emperor Friedrich II.

Engelbert is in Wipperfürth
since the 19th century
worshiped as city patron.

The bronze figure of 1914
shows him with sword and bishop's staff,
the symbols of worldly
and spiritual rule

Signature

w. barutzky 1914
guss bentele & kleefisch köln a.r.

Sculptor

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Locatie (N 51°7'0" - E 7°23'53")

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Item Code: denw650; Photograph: 7 October 2018
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