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Munich, Bavaria, Germany — Southern Germany (Scarplands and Alpine Region)
 

Maximilian Joseph - Earl of Montgelas

Maximilian Joseph - Graf von Montgelas

 

—1759-1838 —

 
Maximilian Joseph - Earl of Montgelas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 12, 2012
1. Maximilian Joseph - Earl of Montgelas Marker
Inscription.
[Marker text in German:]
Von 1799 bis 1816 lenkte Maximilian Joseph Graf von Montgelas als Minister die Geschicke Bayerns. Nach den Grundsätzen der Aufklärung formte er durch umwälzende Reformen das moderne Bayerische Staatswesen.

Die Skulptur wurde 2005 von Karin Sender nach überlieferten Abbildern digital errechnet und computergesteuert aus Aluminium gefräst.

[Marker text translated into English, more or less:] As minister from 1799 to 1816, Maximilian Joseph, the Earl of Montgelas, guided the fate of Bavaria. Through revolutionary reforms he shaped the modern Bavarian state according to the principles of The Enlightenment.

The sculpture was created in 2005 by Karin Sender based on traditional images using computer-guided milled aluminum.
 
Location. 48° 8.398′ N, 11° 34.411′ E. Marker is in Munich, Bavaria. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Promenadenplatz and Maffeistrasse. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Munich, Bavaria 80333, Germany.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Georg Lankensperger (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Cathedral Church of Our Lady (about 180 meters away); The Expansion of the Church of Our Lady Lane
Maximilian Joseph - Earl of Montgelas Marker - wide view looking west image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 12, 2012
2. Maximilian Joseph - Earl of Montgelas Marker - wide view looking west
The marker is visible here embedded in the sidewalk in front of the statue. The statue itself stands over 6 meters high and weighs approximately 9.5 tons. The statue was installed on April 25, 2005.
(about 210 meters away); The Church of Saint Michael (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Wilhelminische or Old Academy Building (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Gottfried Keller (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Miesbach to Munich Power Transmission (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); "Lueg ins Land" Watchtower (approx. 0.8 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Munich.
 
Also see . . .
1. Maximilian von Montgelas - Wikipedia English-language entry (retrieved 8/22/2012). On Maximilian Joseph's reforms: ...Montgelas enforced the taxation of the nobility and the clergy. Taxation went along with a complete economic description and measurement of Bavaria leading to an outstanding cadastral system. Montgelas passed the first modern constitution for Bavaria in 1808, which included the abolition of any relics of serfdom that had survived until then. Montgelas was responsible for the abolition of the torture in 1812 by introducing a new penal code based on contemporary humanitarian standards. He introduced compulsory school education, compulsory military service, compulsory vaccination. He reorganised
Maximilian Joseph von Montgelas statue - closer view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 12, 2012
3. Maximilian Joseph von Montgelas statue - closer view
the Bavarian administration by a centralised cabinet of modern ministries instead of a multitude of chambers. Montgelas was also responsible for the abolition of all tolls within the kingdom of Bavaria thus enabling free trade within the country. And he designed and passed a regulation for civil servants, the "Dienstpragmatik", which became a model for civil service in Germany as whole.... In order to reduce the political and cultural influence of the Catholic Church in Bavaria in favor of the secular state, Montgelas extended civil rights, including citizenship, to Protestants. The Jewish communities were awarded a secure legal status, although there remained a discriminating special registration.
(Submitted on August 23, 2012.) 

2. Monument of Maximilian Joseph Graf von Montgelas. The Munich Wiki's German-language article on the statue. (Submitted on August 23, 2012.) 
 
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Maximilian Joseph - Earl of Montgelas Marker - wide view looking northeast image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 12, 2012
4. Maximilian Joseph - Earl of Montgelas Marker - wide view looking northeast
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 390 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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