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Simon de Montfort

Overview 

Simon de Montfort (1200-1265) English statesman. Advocated representative government; established an early form of representative government in England.

Gaetano Cecere
Artist

Marble, 28" dia.
1950
House Chamber
​​U.S. Capitol

The 23 marble relief portraits over the gallery doors of the House Chamber in the U.S. Capitol depict historical figures noted for their work in establishing the principles that underlie American law. They were installed when the chamber was remodeled in 1949-1950.

Last Updated: April 29, 2016