Matti Peltokangas, Gustaf Mauritz Armfelt, 2010
A sculpture representing Gustaf Mauritz Armfelt made by the sculptor Matti Peltokangas (b. 1952) was unveiled on August 13, 2010. The sculpture, which was located in the yard of the Halikko library, was donated to the city of Salo at the same time. The sculpture was executed as a collaboration of multiple participants: Joensuun kartano/Åminne Gods, Nokia Oyj, Sampo Oyj, TS-Yhtymä Oy, the city of Salo, Salo´s Osuuspankki, SSP-Yhtiöt Oy, Stiftelsen för Åbo Akademi and the Suur-Seudun Osuuskauppa.
G. M. Armfelt (1757-1814) is without question one of the most remarkable persons in the history of our country. He had a unique opportunity to work closely with two political elites: the first in the 1780s and beginning of the 1790s as a favorite of the Swedish King Gustav III, and in the early 1810s as a close advisor of the Russian Emperor Alexander I. His estate was Åminne´s (Joensuu´s) manor. G. M. Armfelt is buried in the church of Halikko.
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