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The John Howard Monument

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This is one of the first monuments in Kherson (built in 1820).

History of the monument

The monument was completed by architect Stasov by the order of Emperor Alexander I. John Howard studied the life of prisoners of the late 18th century. Kherson region attracted him by the fact that it was the only territory in Europe where the death penalty was not applied at that time. At the beginning of 1790, being in the city, he fell ill and died, despite the help provided by Potemkin's personal doctor.

The monument was erected at the entrance to Kherson, opposite the construction site of a convict post. The monument contains a bas-relief of Howard, sundial, and inscriptions in Russian and Latin: “Howard. Died on January 20th, 1790 at the age of 65. Saved others. Lived for others.”

Today, it is a place of “pilgrimage” for tourists from England, since Howard was a famous person in the British Empire.

Monument on the map

The monument to the English philanthropist, reformer of the prison system, researcher of infectious diseases, John Howard, is located at 50 Ushakov Street.

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