“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Minneapolis in Hennepin County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)

Gunnar Wennerberg

Swedish Poet, Composer, Educator and Statesman


— 1817 – 1901 —

Gunnar Wennerberg Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, October 16, 2008
1. Gunnar Wennerberg Marker
On the base at the back of the sculpture.
Inscription.  [In Swedish and English, English version follows]:
Oh God, who rulest fate of nations,
Almighty thou in every land;
Who holdest life and death’s privations.
Within the hollow of thy hand,
Whatever punishment thou wieldest
For Svea’s sin of yore ‘gainst thee,
Endure she will, if thou but shieldest
Her immemorial liberty.

Statue presented to the City of Minneapolis
June 24, 1915 by
Wennerberg Memorial Association.

Erected 1915 by the Wennerberg Memorial Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEducation. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1865.
Location. 44° 54.871′ N, 93° 12.595′ W. Marker is in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in Hennepin County. Marker can be reached from Minnehaha Avenue south of East Minnehaha Parkway, on the left when traveling south. Marker is in Minnehaha Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4901 South Minnehaha Park Drive/Avenue, Minneapolis MN 55417, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Gunnar Wennerberg Statue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, October 16, 2008
2. Gunnar Wennerberg Statue
Smithsonian Number IAS MN000066
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. John Harrington Stevens House (within shouting distance of this marker); Col. John H. Stevens (within shouting distance of this marker); Geology of Minnesota (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 3 – Master Map (about 300 feet away); Minnehaha Depot (about 400 feet away); 1–Main Entrance Minnehaha Lower Glen (about 400 feet away); President Lyndon B. Johnson (about 500 feet away); Big Water / Stairway of Water (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Minneapolis.
Also see . . .
1. Gunnar Wennerberg. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on March 21, 2009.) 

2. Gunnar Wennerberg--Statue. "In later life his songs reflected patriotic and religious themes." (Submitted on March 21, 2009.) 

3. Start Seeing Art. "Artist Carl Johan Eldh created this statue of the Swedish poet, composer and politician Gunnar Wennerberg in 1915." (Submitted on March 21, 2009.) 

4. Gunnar Wennerberg, (sculpture). Detailed information on the sculpture. (Submitted on March 21, 2009.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 21, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 2,094 times since then and 82 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 21, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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