Memorial: M4329

memorial in Tallinn Cathedral commemorating Admiral Samuel Greig, Imperial Russian Navy d. 1788

Location

Cathedral, Tallinn, Estonia, Rest of the World

Transcript

'SAMUELI GREIGIO / SCOTO / SUMMO RUSS. CLASS: PRAEFECTO NAT MDCCXXXV DENAT MDCCLXXXVIII / HUNC / ARCHIPELAGUS ET MARE BALTICUM / ORAQUE SOSPES AB HOSTIUM IGNIBUS / HUNC / VIRTUTUM LAUDES ET / MAGNANIMAE . CATHARINAE II / SUPERSTES DOLOR / PERPETUO CARMINE CELEBRANT'

Details

Description: Architectural surround of a pediment supported by Ionic columns. The Grieg arms above supported by two putti, a cherub's head above. On either side of the inscription are naked winged boys holding wreaths and inverted torches.
Type: Wall monument
Materials: White marble

People

Grieg, Samuel
Age: 53
Date of Death: 26/10/1788
Cause of Death: Infectious disease
Rank / Occupation: Admiral
Organisation: Imperial Russian Navy

Extra

Bibliography: 'Dictionary of National Biography'.