Column of the Goddess
Column of the Goddess - France
Column of the Goddess is located in Bruges.
Column of the Goddess monument was established on Lille, France.
Primary threats to Column of the Goddess :
The siege of September 1792 was one of the many battles fought during the French Revolution and considered a major event in the city's history by its inhabitants despite its relatively low military significance on a wider scale.
Historical facts of Column of the Goddess :
The Column of the Goddess is the popular name given by the citizens of Lille (France) to the Memorial of the siege of 1792. The memorial is still in the center of the Grand' Place (central place) of Lille, and has been surrounded by a fountain since around 1990.The siege of September 1792 was one of the many battles fought during the French Revolution and considered a major event in the city's history by its inhabitants despite its relatively low military significance on a wider scale. An Austrian army besieged the city of Lille. Some fifty years later, the local authorities became aware that nothing had been made to commemorate the 50th birthday of this event. They decided on the building of a memorial, just in time to lay the first stone in September 1842, but it was not before 1845 that the memorial was finished. The memorial consists of a column topped by a statue .The column was designed by the architect Charles Benvignat, while the statue was sculpted by Theophile Bra as an allegory of the besieged city wearing a mural crown. It was nicknamed the Goddess by the inhabitants of Lille soon after the erection of the memorial, as some local poems suggest.