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Lutherstadt Wittenberg in Wittenberg District, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
 

Philipp Melanchthon

 
 
Philipp Melanchthon Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 22, 2013
1. Philipp Melanchthon Monument
Inscription.

Ich rede von Deinen Zeuguissen vor Königen
und schäme mich nicht.
Psalm 119.46

Dem Lehrer Deutschlands die evangelische kirche.
König Wilhelm legte den Grundstein als Prinz-Regent den 19 April 1860
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I will speak of your statues before kings
and will not be put to shame.
Psalm 119.46

The teacher of the German Protestant church.
King William laid the foundation as the Prince-Regent
19 April 1860

 
Erected 1860.
 
Location. 51° 51.989′ N, 12° 38.592′ E. Marker is in Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, in Wittenberg District. Touch for map. Monument is on the market square (Marktplatz), south of the Rathaus (city hall). Marker is at or near this postal address: Markt 26, Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt 06886, Germany.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mains Water Well on the Market Square (a few steps from this marker); Martin Luther (a few steps from this marker); Lucas Cranach (within shouting distance of this marker); Cranach-Hof (within shouting distance of
Philipp Melanchthon Monument Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 22, 2013
2. Philipp Melanchthon Monument Detail
this marker); a different marker also named Cranach-Hof (within shouting distance of this marker); Napoleon I. (within shouting distance of this marker); Maxim Gorki (within shouting distance of this marker); The Beyer Courty (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lutherstadt Wittenberg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Philipp Melanchthon Bio. (Submitted on October 31, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Philipp Melanchthon, Humanist and Reformer. (Submitted on October 31, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Philipp Melanchthon on Reformed Education. (Submitted on October 31, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Philipp Melanchthon Statue image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 22, 2013
3. Philipp Melanchthon Statue
View of the Market Square from the Sankt Marien Church image. Click for full size.
By Trinks & Co., G.m.b.H., Leipzig, circa 1910
4. View of the Market Square from the Sankt Marien Church
The market square, as viewed looking west from the Sankt Marien Church, showing the Luther Memorial in foreground, with the Philipp Melanchthon Memorial and Mains Water Well (to the right of the Melanchthon Memorial) in the middle of the picture. The building on the right is the city hall.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 31, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 380 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 31, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on November 23, 2013.
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