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John Of Saxony Monument - Dresden Theatre Square
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For 125 years Saxon King John 'rides' his horse at the Dresden Theatre Square. Created by John Schilling and erected in 1889, the bronze equestrian monument is exactly at the crossroads of the main axis of the Semper Opera House and the Art Gallery. The base of the monument shows scenes from his scientific work.
König Johann was a linguist and a lawyer, and known as a Dante scholar. Using the pseudonym 'Philalethes', he published a translation of Dante's Divine Comedy.
The Judiciary Organization of 1855, the extension of the railroad network, the introduction of the freedom of trade are mainly to be owed to his suggestion and promotion.
The Dresden district of Johannstadt was named after him.
March 20th, 2012
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