1704 - Statue of St. John of Nepomuk - Helvíkovice, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 50° 05.633 E 016° 26.552
33U E 603179 N 5550065
Quick Description: A chronogram on the pedestal of the statue of St. John of Nepomuk in Helvíkovice
Location: Pardubický kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 11/10/2019 2:13:25 AM
Waymark Code: WM11KZT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 3

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

The year 1704 from the chronogram referring to erection of the statue.


The chronogram: beatVs Ioannes nepoMVCenVs In trIstItIa posItIs Vt patrIotIs sVIs Ita eXterIs est fIDeLIs patronVs
CZ: Blažený Jan Nepomucký, ve smutek uvedeným jak krajanum svým, tak cizím je verný ochránce


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: beatVs Ioannes nepoMVCenVs In trIstItIa posItIs Vt patrIotIs sVIs Ita eXterIs est fIDeLIs patronVs

Pure chronogram?: yes

Natural chronogram?: no

Website explaining the chronogram: [Web Link]

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

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