Vienna in Innenstadt, Wien, Austria
Henry Dunant and the Red Cross
1828 - 1910
besann sich das Weltgewissen
zur Pflicht des Erbarmens
Henry Durant der unsterbliche Samariter
schuf das Rote Kreuz
Hier stand das alte Kriegsministerium
At the Battle of Solferino the world's conscience was called to the duty of compassion.
Henry Durant, the undying Samaritan, founded the Red Cross.
Here stood the old Ministry of War.
Location. 48° 12.636′ N, 16° 22.072′ E. Marker is in Vienna, Wien, in Innenstadt. Marker is at the intersection of Am Hof and Bognergasse when traveling north on Am Hof. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Am Hof 2, Vienna, Wien 1010, Austria.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pope Innocent XII (Antonio Pignatelli) (within shouting distance of this marker); Hans Christian Andersen (within shouting distance of this marker); Roman Ruins (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Der Wiener Feuerwehr / The Vienna Fire Department (about 120 meters away); Emile Jacques-Dalcroze Türkenkugel / The Turkish Ball (about 120 meters away); Mahnmal für die österreichischen jüdischen Opfer der Schoah / Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial (about 180 meters away); Mozart Lived Here (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vienna.
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Solferino (Wikipedia). "The Battle of Solferino ... on 24 June 1859 resulted in the victory of the allied French Army under Napoleon III and Sardinian Army under Victor Emmanuel II (together known as the Franco-Sardinian Alliance) against the Austrian Army under Emperor Franz Joseph I. It was the last major battle in world history where all the armies were under the personal command of their monarchs. Perhaps 300,000 soldiers fought in the important battle, the largest since the Battle of Leipzig in 1813. There were about 130,000 Austrian troops and a combined total of 140,000 French and allied Piedmontese troops. After the battle, the Austrian Emperor refrained from further direct command of the army.... The battle led the Swiss Jean-Henri Dunant to write his book, A Memory of Solferino. Although he did not witness the battle (his statement (Submitted on September 21, 2017.)
2. Henry Dunant (1828-1910) (International Committee of the Red Cross). (Submitted on September 21, 2017.)
Additional keywords. Nobel
Categories. • Charity & Public Work • Wars, Non-US •
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