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1761 - Statue of St. John of Nepomuk - Libochovice, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 50° 24.407 E 014° 02.805
33U E 432262 N 5584294
Quick Description: A chronogram on the pedestal of the statue of St. John of Nepomuk in centre of Libochovice
Location: Ústecký kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 3/29/2019 10:01:53 AM
Waymark Code: WM109WV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 8

Long Description:
The chronogram is located on the sandstone pedestal.
The Roman numerals of chronogram are larger than the other letters and are not color-coded from the rest of the text.
The year 1761 from the chronogram referring to erection of the statue.

The chronogram: honorI DIVI nepoMVCenI sVI nostrIqVe patronI ereXIt Ioannes fran sChVVartz regIVs anonarIVs
CZ: Pocte svatého Nepomuckého, svého a našeho ochránce, vztycil Jan František Švarc, královský dodavatel obilí

Saint John of Nepomuk (or John Nepomucene) [Czech: Jan Nepomucký; German: Johannes Nepomuk; Latin: Ioannes (or Ioannis) Nepomucenus (c. 1345 – March 20, 1393) is the saint of Bohemia (Czech Republic), who was drowned in the Vltava river at the behest of Wenceslaus, King of the Romans and King of Bohemia. Later accounts state that he was the confessor of the queen of Bohemia and he refused to divulge the secrets of the confessional. On the basis of this account, John of Nepomuk is considered the first martyr of the Seal of the Confessional, a patron against calumnies and, because of the manner of his death, a protector from floods and drowning.

Source and more information: (visit link)


Barokní dynamická socha z 60. let 17. století od B. Edera na mohutném rozšíreném volutovém podstavci. Svetec zobrazen v neobvyklém ikonografickém výjevu „Sv. Jan zašlapává démona pomluvy“, který je ve svatojánské ikonografii velmi ojedinelý a vzácný.
Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: honorI DIVI nepoMVCenI sVI nostrIqVe patronI ereXIt Ioannes fran sChVVartz regIVs anonarIVs

Pure chronogram?: no

Natural chronogram?: no

Website explaining the chronogram: [Web Link]

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

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