Monument to Gustav II Adolf

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Monument to Gustav II Adolf

Monument to Gustav II Adolf
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The monument to Gustav II Adolf (1594-1632) was reopened in 1992. Its author is Elisabeth Tebelius-Myren. A monument to King of Sweden Gustav II Adolf who founded the University of Tartu stood in the yard of the university's main building from 1928 to 1950. The author of the sculpture was Otto Strandman. Soviet occupation authorities removed the monument on 15 May 1950. The monument was reopened in 1992 with the help of Swedish people.
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Lina J
Stockholm, Sweden159 contributions
A must-see for Swedes
Mar 2018 • Friends
Gustav II Adolf founded Tartu, then called Dorpat, and its first university back in the days. This monument is a nice nod to its Swedish roots.
Written 2 April 2018
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travellerew
Tallinn, Estonia492 contributions
This is what yoju should look when you visit Tartu University
Aug 2017 • Couples
This is a monument to Swedish king Gustav Adolf II. He has a person who has made Tartu University. So when you go to visit Tartu University building, it will be good to see this monument also.
Written 15 August 2017
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acorna
Vilnius, Lithuania4,289 contributions
Tribute to the founder of the University
Jun 2017 • Solo
Gustav II Adolf was the founder of Tartu University, therefore the monument stands appropriately close to the main University building, in a small, pleasant square, where Tartu citizens like to sit when days are warm. King‘s figure is not imposing or pompous, just very fitting into the surroundings. It being so different from pompous Russian monuments, no wonder that Gustav II Adolf was removed by the Soviets in 1950 and returned to its place only when Estonia became independent, in 1992.
Written 30 June 2017
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Anne_from_Tartu
Tartu, Estonia3 contributions
Know the history of monuments - Gustav Adolf the II in Tartu
Nov 2016 • Friends
This monument's history reflects very well the history, mentality and friends of Tartu. Gustav Adolf the II was Swdwsh King, who created the University of Tartu in 1632. Monument was created to celebrate the Republic of Estonia 10th anniversary in 1928, destroyed by Soviet Union in 1950; built up from snow by academic men's choir members in 1988 (still soviet era!), restored in 1992 as a copy of Göteborg's Gustav Adolf the II monument, presented to Tartu by Uppsala University.
Written 15 November 2016
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Che Runn
Tartu, Estonia9 contributions
Nothing special - just a statue
Aug 2015
The statue of the founder of Tartu University. Just a lifesize statue of a swedish king. Nice little park around it though where it is good to sit down for a bit, maybe have a beer or cigarette or whatever rings your bell :)
Written 26 July 2016
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jeffthecheff
New Hope, Pennsylvania, United States47 contributions
Gustav rules
Sep 2015 • Friends
He is probably the most important figure in the history of Tartu as he created the university of Tartu.
Written 25 April 2016
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