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Middelalderbyen in Copenhagen in Københavns Kommune, Capital Region, Copenhagen, Denmark — Northen Europe (a Nordic Country in Scandinavia)
 

Johan Herman Wessel

 
 
Johan Herman Wessel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. A significant historical year for this entry is 1772.
 
Location. 55° 40.795′ N, 12° 34.582′ E. Marker is in Copenhagen, Hovedstaden (Capital Region, Copenhagen), in Københavns Kommune. It is in Middelalderbyen. 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, 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); Niels Stensen (about 120 meters away); Han Christian Lumbye (about 180 meters away); Søren Kierkegaard (about 180 meters away); Georg Brandes (about 180 meters away); Holger Drachmann

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(about 180 meters away); Ludvig Holberg (about 180 meters away); Inge Lehmann (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Copenhagen.
 
Also see . . .  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
 
Johan Herman Wessel Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 8, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 182 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 8, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.

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