Although he is often referred to as the last Grand Master of the Teutonic Order, this isn't strictly true as the Order removed itself to Mergentheim in the south of Germany under new leadership. He is nevertheless regarded as being the father of Prussia and a key advocate of secular education, having founded the famous Albertina University just behind Königsberg Cathedral in 1544. Upon his death in 1568, his body was entombed in Königsberg Cathedral.
The bronze statue, dating from 1891, was originally situated in Königsberg Castle but was lost in the immediate post-war period. It was eventually found and, after restoration work, was re-unveiled opposite Kant's Tomb, between the north-eastern corner of the cathedral and the original site of the Albertina prior to WW2, in 2005. There is also a statue of Albrecht at Malbork Castle, the traditional seat of the Teutonic Knights, in Poland.
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