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  Statues & Busts

Carl von Linné and The Linné Statue

Standing at Petriplatsen outside the city library is the statue of Carl von Linné (Carl Linnaeus), who studied in Lund from 1727 to 1728. The statue, by Ansgar Almqvist (1889-1973), was erected in 1938 to commemorate the hundred year anniversary of Linné’s studies in Lund. Carl von Linné was born in Råshult, Småland on May […]

Esaias Tegnér and The Tegnér Statue

Esaias Tegnér was to change the Lund literary scene. He came to Lund in 1799 and was appointed professor of Greek in 1812. In a letter to Esaias written by his brother Elof, there is evidence that the poetry of Skåne was not afforded particularly high value: “I know that you dislike displaying your poetic […]

Henrik Schartau and The Henrik Schartau Statue

The statue to the south of the Cathedral is that of Henric Schartau (1757-1825), by Peter Linde. It was presented as a gift to the church council and unveiled on October 31st, 2003 by K G Hammar. Henric Schartau was a priest and preacher in Lund who, in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, […]