St. John of Nepomuk / Sv. Jan Nepomucký, Vetrný Jeníkov, Czech republic
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N 49° 28.527 E 015° 28.758
33U E 534722 N 5480421
Quick Description: Barokní socha sv . Jana Nepomuckého z roku 1721 / Baroque statue of St. John Nepomuk from 1721.
Location: Kraj Vysocina, Czech Republic
Date Posted: 4/23/2012 3:41:05 AM
Waymark Code: WME9J5
St. John of Nepomuk (or John Nepomucene) (Czech: Jan Nepomucký) (c. 1345 – March 20, 1393) is a national saint of the 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 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.
Associated Religion(s): roman - catholic
Statue Location: town square
Entrance Fee: free
Artist: Not listed
Website: Not listed
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