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English translation: plague monument

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German term or phrase:Pestsäule
English translation:plague monument
Entered by: Johanna Timm, PhD
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10:26 Jan 5, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: Pestsäule
Something found in St. Stephen's Cathedral (Vienna). Can anyone furnish the story? How would that be translated?
TIA
Parrot
Spain
Local time: 16:05
plague monument
Explanation:


Here is the story behind it. At the website below you find a photograph of the "Pestsäule" :l

Die Pestsäule stammt aus dem Jahr 1682. In der Nische des quadratischen Sockels liegt die Gestalt der
"Pestheiligen Rosalia", den kurzen Säulenschaft bekrönt die Dreifaltigkeitsgruppe. Die Säule wurde von
dankbaren Bürgern, die im Jahre 1680 von der Pest verschont wurden, gestiftet.
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Johanna Timm, PhD
Canada
Local time: 07:05
Grading comment
Thank you - the story was quite interesting!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer



Summary of answers provided
naPlague Column
Roy Fox
naplague monument
Johanna Timm, PhD
napestilence column
Matthew Harris


  

Answers


25 mins
pestilence column


Explanation:
"pestilence-column" was the quote I found by using the terms <pestilence church architecture and Vienna>.
Hope you can find the story. It must be intriguing.

Matthew Harris
Germany
Local time: 16:05
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 88
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43 mins
plague monument


Explanation:


Here is the story behind it. At the website below you find a photograph of the "Pestsäule" :l

Die Pestsäule stammt aus dem Jahr 1682. In der Nische des quadratischen Sockels liegt die Gestalt der
"Pestheiligen Rosalia", den kurzen Säulenschaft bekrönt die Dreifaltigkeitsgruppe. Die Säule wurde von
dankbaren Bürgern, die im Jahre 1680 von der Pest verschont wurden, gestiftet.



    www.borg-althofen.asn-ktn.ac.at/projekte/schuelerhomepages/ ras/salzburgerplatz.htm
    Muret-Sanders
Johanna Timm, PhD
Canada
Local time: 07:05
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 7336
Grading comment
Thank you - the story was quite interesting!
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3 hrs
Plague Column


Explanation:
You really are getting round Vienna, aren't you! The historical details given by other correspondents are of course correct, but please don't put the Pestsäule in the Cathedral. It's on the Graben, which gives on to St Stephen's Square.

Roy Fox
Austria
Local time: 16:05
PRO pts in pair: 74
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