Stockholm in Stockholm County, Södermanland Province, Sweden — Northern Europe (Scandinavia)
Kung Karl XII / King Karl XII
De fyra mörsarna (kortpipiga artilleripjäser) som omger statyn är gjutna i Dresden 1678 och erövrades av Karl XII när svenskarna återtog fästningen Neumilnde vid Riga från Sacherna den 11 december 1701. Relieferna på pjäserna föreställer Proserpinas bortrövande.
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This statue depicts King Karl XII (1682-1718, king from 1697), and was sculpted by Johan Peter Molin (1814-73). It was unveiled on 30 November 1868, the 150th anniversary of King Karl XII's death in Norway. The monument was created at the initiative of prominent figures including publicist August Sohlman and liberal politician and author August Blanche, and was paid for through donations from the public.
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Erected by Statens Festighetsverk.
Location. 59° 19.8′ N, 18° 4.336′ E. Marker is in Stockholm, Södermanland Province, in Stockholm County. Marker is at the intersection of Karl XII:s torg and Stromgatan on Karl XII:s torg. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stockholm, Södermanland Province 111 47, Sweden.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kungliga Operan / Royal Opera House (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Norrbro (about 210 meters away); Gustav II Adolf / King Gustaf II Adolf (about 210 meters away); Riksbron (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Kvarteret Brunkhalsen (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Stallbron (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Tessinska Palatset / Tessin Palace (approx. half a kilometer away); Oxenstiernska Palatset / Oxenstierna Palace (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stockholm.
Also see . . . Charles XII of Sweden (Wikipedia). Charles XII, also Carl (Swedish: Karl XII; 17 June (Submitted on July 18, 2017.)
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