Kung Karl XII / King Karl XII

Kung Karl XII / King Karl XII (tmp-dd499)

Location: Stockholm, Stockholms län 111 47
Country: Sweden

N 59° 19.8', E 18° 4.336'

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Statyn föreställer Karl XII (1682-1718, kung från 1697) och är skulpterad av Johan Peter Molin (1814-73). Den avtäcktes den 30 november 1868, på 150-årsdagen av Karl XII:s död vid Fredrikshald i Norge. Statyn göts på Kungliga Myntet på Kungsholmen av den tyske bronsgjutaren Herlodt och bronsvikten är 2,5 ton. Monumentet tillkom på initiativ av bland andra publicisten August Sohlman och den liberale politikern och författaren August Blanche och bekostades genom en insamling bland allmänheten.

De fyra mörsarna (kortpipiga artilleripjäser) som omger statyn är gjutna i Dresden 1678 och erövrades av Karl XII när svenskarna återtog fästningen Neumilnde vid Riga från Sacherna den 11 december 1701. Relieferna på pjäserna föreställer Proserpinas bortrövande.

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This statue depicts King Karl XII (1682-1718, king from 1697), and was sculpted by Johan Peter Molin (1814-73). It was unveiled on 30 November 1868, the 150th anniversary of King Karl XII's death in Norway. The monument was created at the initiative of prominent figures including publicist August Sohlman and liberal politician and author August Blanche, and was paid for through donations from the public.

The
four mortars (short-barrelled artillery pieces) surrounding the statue were cast in Dresden in 1678, and were brought to Sweden as war trophies in 1701.

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HM Numbertmp-dd499
Placed ByStatens Festighetsverk
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Date Added Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 9:27pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)34V E 333442 N 6580460
Decimal Degrees59.33000000, 18.07226667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 59° 19.8', E 18° 4.336'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds59° 19' 48" N, 18° 4' 20.16" E
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9 Karl XII:s torg, Stockholm Stockholms län 111 47, SE
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