1774 - Statue of St. John of Nepomuk - Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 50° 12.590 E 015° 49.886
33U E 559326 N 5562291
Quick Description: A chronogram on the pedestal of the statue of St. John of Nepomuk in centre of Hradec Králové
Location: Královéhradecký kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 9/19/2019 10:28:34 AM
Waymark Code: WM11B38
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 10

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 1774 from the chronogram referring (probably) to erection of the statue.


The chronogram: s IoannI faMae tVteLarI eXstrVCta et DICata


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)

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Jednopatrový rohový dum obrácený hlavním prucelím do námestí V Kopecku. Toto prucelí je devítiosé. Z puvodního klasicistního prucelí zustaly ctyri prízemní operné pilíre po levé strane. Ve výklenku prucelí stojí socha sv. J. Nepomuckého. Prucelí do Žižkova námestí je dvouosé, má dva oblouky podsíne. jsou zde dve krížová pole s podloženými širokými pásky. Odtud prístupné dva hloubkové krámy, sklenuté valene s krížovými pravoúhle zaseknutými lunetami. Tato klenba pokracuje pravou polovinou domu. V levé je stejný klenební systém, prerušený schodištem z námestí V Kopecku
Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: s IoannI faMae tVteLarI eXstrVCta et DICata

Pure chronogram?: yes

Natural chronogram?: no

Website explaining the chronogram: [Web Link]

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

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