Ernst Julius Hähnel

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Ernst Julius Hähnel (9 March 1811, Dresden – 22 May 1891, Dresden) was a German sculptor and Professor at the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts. Ernst Julius Hähnel_sentence_0

He is especially remembered for his public statuary. Ernst Julius Hähnel_sentence_1

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He was born in Dresden on 9 March 1811. Ernst Julius Hähnel_sentence_2

He originally studied architecture at the Dresden Academy then, in 1826, went to the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, where he remained until 1831 and later switched to sculpture after taking classes with Ernst Rietschel and Ludwig Schwanthaler. Ernst Julius Hähnel_sentence_3

He took a study trip to Rome and Florence and returned to Munich, living there from 1835 to 1838, when he was appointed to the Dresden Academy. Ernst Julius Hähnel_sentence_4

Upon arriving there, Gottfried Semper entrusted him with the preparation of some sculptures for the new Semperoper (Opera House). Ernst Julius Hähnel_sentence_5

In 1845, he created the Beethoven Monument in Bonn, the work which made him famous. Ernst Julius Hähnel_sentence_6

He became a full Professor at the Dresden Academy in 1848. Ernst Julius Hähnel_sentence_7

Johannes Schilling and Christian Behrens were among his best-known students. Ernst Julius Hähnel_sentence_8

In 1859, he received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Leipzig and, in 1883, became an Honorary citizen of Dresden. Ernst Julius Hähnel_sentence_9

He died on 22 May 1891 and is buried in the Old Catholic Cemetery in south Dresden. Ernst Julius Hähnel_sentence_10

The original grave was removed due to the German practice of requiring ongoing payments by relatives not being paid, but was replaced by a new grave in April 2016. Ernst Julius Hähnel_sentence_11

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