It was erected in 1902 on the ceremony of the great statesman’s birth. The sculptor depicted Kossuth during one of his enthusiastic orations. As a result of his recruiting speeches, thousands and thousands of people took arms in the War of Independence. Kossuth was Minister of Finance in the first Hungarian Independent Government and later the National Assembly elected him as the Governor of Hungary.
A peasant with Kossuth beard is sitting on the pedestal with straightened scythe on his shoulder. Next to him, his son is removing his hat. Opposite them, a girl is handing over the flower of glory to the orator. In the background a peasant girl of Szeged is preparing a garland for him. #Klauzál_Square #klauzál_tér #Kossuth_Lajos #Lajos_Kossuth #Statue #szeged #szobor