In 1853, the people of Torun erected a monument to their most famous offspring, Nikolaus Copernicus, on the market square near the house where they were supposed to be born. Copernicus lived in Torun for many years. In 1807 Napoleon expressed astonishment that there was still no monument. The location of his grave in Frauenburg could not be found at that time. The memorial was financed through donations. The main amount came from the Prussian King Wilhelm IV.
August 15, 2020
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