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

Franz Oberthür

 
 
Franz Oberthür Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 24, 2018
1. Franz Oberthür Marker
Inscription.  
Wohn- und Sterbehaus
Des Theologen und Universitätsprofessors

Franz Oberthür
geb. 06. 08.1745 · gest. 30.08.1831

Lenke das Auge zurück auf den Anfang des Irdischen Lebens.
Sende die Blicke voraus, denkend der nahenden Gruft.
Hebe Sie glaubend empor zu dem Lande vollendeter Geister.
Würdig der Himmlischen Höhn Schau Auf Die Erde Herab.
Da
Wirke Gutes, du Nährst der Menschheit göttliche Pflanze.
Bilde Schönes, du streust Keime des Göttlichen aus.

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English translation:

Residence and place of death of theologian and university professor, Franz Oberthuer. Born August 6, 1745, died August 30, 1831.

"Turn your gaze back to the beginning of earthly life. Then look ahead, thinking of the impending tomb. Look up with belief, straight to the realm of completed spirit. Worthy of heavenly hope, look down the earth. There - do good, and you will nourish humanity's divine plant; create beauty, and you will scatter the seeds of the divine."
 
Location. 49° 47.8′ N, 9° 

Franz Oberthür Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 24, 2018
2. Franz Oberthür Marker - wide view
The marker is visible here above the doorway.
56.012′ E. Marker is in Würzburg, Bavaria. Marker is at the intersection of Oberthürstrasse and Wöllergasse, on the right when traveling south on Oberthürstrasse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Oberthürstrasse 11, Würzburg, Bavaria 97070, Germany. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carl Caspar von Siebold (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Former Manor House (within shouting distance of this marker); Rudolf Virchow (within shouting distance of this marker); Friedrich Daniel von Recklinghausen (within shouting distance of this marker); Albert von Koelliker (within shouting distance of this marker); Julius von Sachs (within shouting distance of this marker); Karl Landsteiner (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Augustiner Kirche / Church of St. Augustine (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Würzburg.
 
Also see . . .  Franz Oberthür (Wikipedia). "Franz Oberthür (6 August 1745, in Würzburg – 30 August 1831) was a German Roman Catholic scholar who edited an 18th-century edition of Josephus once owned by Thomas Jefferson.... In 1773 he was appointed professor of dogmatics and polemics at the University of Würzburg. He is best known for his efforts involving reform within the church and the education system. In 1806 he founded the Gesellschaft zur Vervollkommung der mechanischen Künste (Society for the Perfection of Mechanical Arts)." (Submitted on February 23, 2019.) 
 
Additional keywords. Gedenktafel
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 23, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 23, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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