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1740 - Statue of St. John of Nepomuk - Velké Opatovice, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 49° 36.728 E 016° 40.344
33U E 620815 N 5496850
Quick Description: A chronogram on the pedestal of the statue of St. John of Nepomuk in centre of Velké Opatovice village
Location: Jihomoravský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 11/6/2019 11:30:40 AM
Waymark Code: WM11KDJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 4

Long Description:
The chronogram is located on the sandstone pedestal. The Roman numerals of chronogram are larger than the other letters and are dar kred color-coded from the rest of the text.

The year 1740 from the chronogram referring to erection of the statue.


The chronogram: honorI (et) VeneratIonI s IoannIs CLIenteLarI affeCtV eXtrVI feCIt CaroLVs otto s r I C a saLM
CZ: Pocte a oslave svatého Jana chráneneckou láskou být vystavenu kázal
Karel Otto, Svaté rímské ríše hrabe ze Salmu

The other Latin inscription: CAROLUS OTTO S(ANCTI) R(OMANI) I(MPERII) COMES A SALM
CZ: Karel Otto, Svaté rímské ríše hrabe ze Salmu


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: honorI (et) VeneratIonI s IoannIs CLIenteLarI affeCtV eXtrVI feCIt CaroLVs otto s r I C a saLM

Pure chronogram?: no

Natural chronogram?: no

Website explaining the chronogram: [Web Link]

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

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