François Grimaldi "Il Malizia" (translated from Italian either as "The Malicious One" or "The Cunning One") was a Genoese leader who captured the Rock of Monaco on the night of January 8, 1287. Dressed as a Franciscan monk, Grimaldi and his cousin seized the castle and held it for four years. The Geimaldi family through the cousin still rule Monaco today.
Art - Sculpture, Events - Historical
The statue shows Grimaldi dressed as a monk preparing to draw his sword.