Wilhelm von Humboldt

German philosopher, government functionary, diplomat, and founder of Humboldt Universität. He was born in Potsdam in 1767 and died in 1835. This statue was erected in Burggrafenstraße, Berlin and shows what an elegant, somewhat curly set of sideburns the man had. Thanks to Peter Adermark for yet another fine contribution.

Christian IX of Denmark

Christian was also known as "the father-in-law of Europe" since he managed to get his six children married into other royal houses. He was born 1818, succeeded to the throne on 15 November 1863, upon the death of Frederick VII and died 1906.
His wonderful mutton chops can be seen on this lovely statue outside Stjórnarráðið in Reykjavik, Iceland. Many thanks to our correspondent Peter Adermark for this observation.

Christopher Ernst Frederik Weyse

This German/Danish composer was born in Altona in 1774. At this time Altona was Danish. Now it is German. He composed numerous works until his death in Copenhagen in 1842. When you look at this bust outside the Copenhagen University his lovely long curly sideburns almost seem to be disconnected from his hair.

Jacob Peter Mynster

Jacob Peter Mynster was a Danish theologian who was born in 1774. He was the Bishop of Sjælland from 1834 until his death in 1854. During his lifetime he received the Order of the Dannebrog twice. First Commander Class and later The Grand Cross as well!
His sideburns were rather thick and a bit curly as you can see from this bust outside the University of Copenhagen.

Carl Johan Uddman

Carl Johan Uddman was a Swedish singer at the Royal Opera in Stockholm where he is best known for his comical characters. He was born in 1821 and died 1878. This bust was raised at Villa Godthem (his private house) in Stockholm. The sideburns are wonderfully thick on his lower cheeks and becomes this somewhat corpulent man very well.

Lars Johan Hierta

To most Swedes Lars Johan Hierta is best known for founding the tabloid newspaper Aftonbladet. Few people probably know that he also started the Liljeholmens stearin factory. Hierta was born 1801 in Uppsala and during his 71 years long life he was also a book publisher and a politician. His sideburns can be seen in Munkbron in the Old town of Stockholm. They are curly in a nonchalant way but still rather discreet. Anders Adermark has taken the photo of Christian Eriksson's staty raised 1927.

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

This statue of the great English engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859) is located inside Paddington Station in London. Paddington was the main terminus of the Great Western Railway which is Brunel's best known creation. He was also the man behind the Thames Tunnel which today is used by the London underground. Notice how the sideburns seems to be trimmed perfectly to meet the collar of the shirt. Very tasteful. Thanks, Monica P for the picture.

Peter Wieselgren

Peter Wieselgren was one of the leading persons of the Swedish temperance movement. He was born in 1800 in Vislanda, Småland and died 77 years later in Gothenburg. This statue is located in Humlegården, Stockholm. The sideburns and the hair makes a wonderful ensemble.

Another statue of Wieselgren is this one. You can enjoy it in Växjö, just outside the IOGT-NTO café.

Jöns Jacob Berzelius

Jöns Jacob Berzelius was the man who invented the modern chemical notation as we know it from the periodic table. He also discovered two elements cerium and torium. The Swedish chemist was born in 1779 and died 1848. He had a wonderful pair of sideburns that you don't really notice at first when you look att Carl G Qvarnström's statue from 1858 located in the middle of Berzelii Park in Stockholm, Sweden. Jöns Jacob is facing Nybroviken and should be able to get a glance of John Ericsson's neck on a winter's day when the trees have no leaves.

Wilhelm Klemming

In 1904 the public bath Centralbadet in Stockholm opened. The architect and builder Wilhelm Klemming's art nouveau swimming palace with its baroque garden could welcome the first visitors. The same man also built other swimming establishments but few remain today. Willhelm's sideburns were, judging from the bust in the park outside Centralbadet, following his cheek in a smooth and sensitive way.

John Ericsson

This bust of John is located at Nybroplan in Stockholm. Those sideburns are not bad at all. You get an urge to touch them with your fingers. There is another statue of the same man and with just as nice sideburns in Battery Park, New York City. John Ericsson is best known for inventing the propeller and to have constructed the ironclad warship USS Monitor during the American civil war. John's famous brother, Nils, had no sideburns though.