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Johan Herman Wessel

 
 
Johan Herman Wessel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 20, 2018
1. Johan Herman Wessel Marker
The depiction of the putti here is perhaps somewhat unconventional, as the one with the bow has scored a bullseye, so to speak, by hitting the other with an arrow where the sun doesn't shine.
Inscription.  
Johan Herman Wessel boede her 1772 da han skrev Kjærlighed uden Strømper

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(English translation:)

In 1772, Johan Herman Wessel lived here, where he wrote Love without Stockings.
 
Location. 55° 40.795′ N, 12° 34.582′ E. Marker is in Copenhagen, Region Hovedstaden, in Københavns Kommune. Marker is at the intersection of Gråbrødre Torv and Niels Hemmingsens Gade, on the right when traveling east on Gråbrødre Torv. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Gråbrødre Torv 3, Copenhagen, Region Hovedstaden 1154, Denmark. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tomb of the Unknown Concentration Camp Prisoner (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Han Christian Lumbye (about 180 meters away); Georg Brandes (about 180 meters away); Ludvig Holberg (about 180 meters away); Inge Lehmann (about 180 meters away); Universitetsbiblioteket / University Library (about 180 meters away); In Memory of Dan Uzan (about 210 meters away); Hovedbygningen / Main Building (about 240 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Copenhagen.
 
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Johan Herman Wessel Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 20, 2018
2. Johan Herman Wessel Marker - wide view
The marker is visible here high up on the building, between the second and third floor.
 Johan Herman Wessel (Wikipedia). "Johan Herman Wessel (6 October 1742 – 29 December 1785) was an 18th-century Danish-Norwegian poet, satirist and playwright. His written work was characterized by the use of parody and satiric wit....His satirical play Kierlighed uden Strømper ( Love without Stockings, 1772—with epilogue, 1774) is a generic parody of neoclassical tragedy; it takes place in a daily milieu of banal conflicts but observes the formal rules of "heroic language". It is still performed." (Submitted on January 8, 2019.) 
 
Additional keywords. mindeplade
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 8, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 8, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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