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Unveiling of the monument to Emperor Francis Joseph I.


Litoměřice is a town at the confluence of the Elbe and Ohra in northern Bohemia.

On the occasion of the 60th year of the reign of Emperor FJI. his monument was unveiled on June 14, 1908, on the edge of today's Jiráské Gardens (then Parkstrasse). The author was the Viennese sculptor, originally from Znojmo, T.H. Charlemont. The construction was the work of the stonemason Josef Fiala from Litoměřice. After 1918, the bronze plate with the relief of Francis Joseph I was removed from the monument.
In 1927, the monument was fitted with a new relief plate and commemorated the 700th anniversary of the city of Litoměřice. This board was there until the 1940s. It is currently on display in the North Bohemian Gallery of Fine Arts in Michalská Street.

From 1954 until February 5, 1953, there was a monument to J.V. Stalin. There has been a statue of a soldier here since 1975, the monument is called "Honor and Glory". ​


Source: Vitalij Marek, Josef Rotter: Litoměřice in the changes of time, part III.



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