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The type of statue in the middle of the Fischmarkt is called a Roland Statue and was a symbol of a town having the status of a free city of the Holy Roman Empire. Unfortunately, this was a status never attained by Erfurt but, in 1591, under commission by the Erfurt COuncil, the Dutch sculptor Israel von der Milla created this soldier's statue bearing the insignia of the Roman Republic.
The council and the people they represented were, in fact, on a drive for independence.
This monument replaced one featuring Erfurt's patron saint, St. Martin.
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