Nicolaus Copernicus Monument in Kraków

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Nicolaus Copernicus Monument in Kraków

The Nicolaus Copernicus Monument in Kraków (Polish: Pomnik Mikołaja Kopernika) is a notable landmark of Kraków, Poland. It memorializes the astronomer Copernicus, who studied at the Kraków Academy and whose father came from that city, then the capital of Poland.

The statue, designed by sculptor Cyprian Godebski in 1899, was completed in 1900. It originally stood in the courtyard of the Jagiellonian University's Collegium Maius. In 1953 it was moved to Kraków's Planty Park, before the Collegium Witkowski.

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Coordinates: 50°03′40″N 19°55′58″E / 50.06111°N 19.93278°E / 50.06111; 19.93278