Munich, Bavaria, Germany — Southern Germany (Scarplands and Alpine Region)
Maximilian Joseph - Earl of Montgelas
Maximilian Joseph - Graf von Montgelas
— 1759-1838 —
[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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics.
Location. 48° 8.398′ N, 11° 34.411′ E. Marker is in Munich, Bavaria. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Promenadeplatz and Maffeistrasse. Touch for map Touch for directions.
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 (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Munich.
Also see . . . 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. (Submitted on August 23, 2012.)
Additional keywords. Gedenktafel
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2012, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 490 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 23, 2012, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.