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Statue of Saint Bernard de Clairvaux


Bernard of Clairvaux (1091 - 1153), abbot in Clairvaux (France), head of the Cistercian Order, canonized in 1174 by Pope Alexander III, appointed church teacher in 1830 by Pope Pius VIII.

Patron saint of Burgundy and among others of the barkeepers; this is of special interest for this statue since it was not by chance placed by Otto Schmid (hotel director from 1932 to 1953) and his friend and antiquarian Josef "Peppino" Willimann opposite the Lobby-bar.
Bernard came from a noble, wealthy and pious family. His father Tescelin le Saur was in the service of the Duke of Burgundy. Bernard of Clairvaux is the third leader of Dante Alighieri alongside Virgil and Beatrice in the Divina Commedia.

 

Sources:
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