Hans Waldmann Statue, Zurich

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Hans Waldmann was mayor of Zurich and Swiss military leader. The son of a peasant in Zug, he married well and became Squire of Dubelstein.Waldmann lead the Confederates in the Burgundian Wars defeating Charles the Bold with an army estimated at 12,000 men. As mayor of Zurich and a representative of the oligarchs in the Confederacy, Waldmann sought to impose higher taxes on neighboring rural villages which, taken together with a disdain for his reputed aristocratic excesses, led to a peasant revolt. 500 peasants from Knonau are said to have toppled Waldmann as mayor in 1489. Waldmann was beheaded on 6 April 1489 following accusations of financial corruption, foreign connections and sodomy.The equestrian monument at the Münsterhof plaza in front of the Fraumünster church respectively at the Münsterbrücke Limmat crossing towards Limmatquai was unveiled on 6 April 1937 by the Kämbel guild, aiming to rehabilitate Waldmann who they proposed had been the victim of a judicial murder. It was the subject of controversy for artistic reasons, deemed by conservative critics as being overly modern for the historical city center.
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  • This statue is often almost a symbol of Zurich, in fact it is sometimes also found on the guides of Zürich. Very nice to admire, especially with the background of the cathedral to frame them.
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  • Beautiful statue of the former Mayor Waldmann, along the Limmat River and with the Cathedral in the background. Amazing to find this statue! Waldmann, of course, helped develop the Zurich territory, but today the history books evoke a despot, a man who killed his opponents. He's a man who had criticized him to drown in the river. He was beheaded by the locals (late 15th century).
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  • The equestrian monument at the Münsterhof plaza in front of the Fraumünster church was unveiled on 6 April 1937 by the Kämbel guild, aiming to rehabilitate Waldmann who they proposed had been the victim of a judicial murder. It was the subject of controversy for artistic reasons, deemed by conservative critics as being overly modern for the historical city center.
  • Such a historic place. !!
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