Bust of Gabor Szarvas, Budapest

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  • The bust of Gábor Szarvas (1832 - 1895) is on the north side of Szechenyi Istvan ter. in front of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Szarvas was a 19th century Academy member dealing with...  more »
  • Budapest is full of statues, monuments and this was just another that we saw on our travels. Nothing spectacular about this one and it was well weathered.  more »
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  • Born in 1832, Gàbor Szarvas was an important linguist who fought for the defence of the Hungarian language. Here he is remembered with a bronze bust with the goddess Victoria in the act of crowned him with Laurel, the statue is the work of Gyula Jankovits
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  • A bronze bust in the bus stop. It was inaugurated in 1899, in gratitude for the work of the Hungarian language. The young girl shape actually symbolizes the "purity of the Hungarian language", who provides a laurel wreath. And at the foot there is the volume of the Hungarian language Guardian, because Gabor Szarvas was the editor for twenty years.
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