1747 - Statue of St. John of Nepomuk - Pardubice, Czech Republic
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N 50° 02.153 E 015° 46.277
33U E 555233 N 5542904
Quick Description: Two chronograms on the pedestal of the statue of St. John of Nepomuk in centre of Pardubice town
Location: Pardubický kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 2/28/2019 11:54:58 AM
Waymark Code: WM10560
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
The chronograms are located on the sandstone pedestal.
The Roman numerals of chronograms are larger than the other letters and are not color-coded from the rest of the text.
The year 1747 from the first Latin chronogram referring to erection of the statue.
The year 1887 from the second Czech chronogram referring to reconstruction of the statue.


The first chronogram: post praeLIa borVssIae haeC statVa noVIter restaVrata eX sVMptIbVs branDLsteInIanIs -> 1747
CZ: Po bitvách pruských tato socha nove obnovena z nákladu brandlštejnských


The second chronogram:
The full Czech inscription: TATO SOCHA BYLA OD DOMU C. 68 U ZLATÉ RUŽE VKRÁLOVSKÉ TRÍDE PRENESENA A NÁKLADEM BRATRSTVA SV.JANA KRTITELE OBNOVENA A NA STARÉM HRBÍTOVE POSTAVENA
The chronogram (only highlighted letters need to be counted): tato soCha byLa o. DoM. c. 68 . zLaté ruže V kráLoVské trI.e prenesena a nákLa.e. bratrstVa sV. jana krtIteLe obnoVena -> 1887



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)
Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: post praeLIa borVssIae haeC statVa noVIter restaVrata eX sVMptIbVs branDLsteInIanIs // tato soCha byLa o. DoM. č. 68 . zLaté růže V kráLoVské třI.ě přenesena a nákLa.e. bratrstVa sV. jana křtIteLe obnoVena

Pure chronogram?: no

Natural chronogram?: no

Website explaining the chronogram: [Web Link]

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

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