Year of creation:1902
- Rider(s):Absalon, Bishop
Absalon (1128-1201), a Danish archbishop, was the closest advisor of King Valdemar I of Denmark, and as such the foremost politician of Denmark. He was a key figure in the Danish policies of territorial expansion in the Baltic Sea, Europeanization in close relationship with the Holy See in Rome, and reform in the relation between the Church and the public. He supported a strong monarchical power.
A fine neo-romantic equestrian in the town he founded: Copenhagen by Vilhelm Bissen (1902) showing Absalon sitting aloft on his rearing horse, portrayed as a warrior in helmet and armour and with a battle-axe in his hand.
- Sculptor(s):Bissen, Vilhelm
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