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1713 - Statue of St. John of Nepomuk - Zirovnice, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 49° 15.124 E 015° 10.966
33U E 513300 N 5455493
Quick Description: A chronogram on the pedestal of the statue of St. John of Nepomuk in centre of Zirovnice
Location: Kraj Vysočina, Czechia
Date Posted: 11/25/2019 9:16:23 AM
Waymark Code: WM11P9T
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 1

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 1713 from the chronogram referring to erection of the statue.


The chronogram: s. Ioanni nepoMVCeno DICaVIt
The full Latin inscription: S. IOANNI NEPOMVCENO DICAVIT * F.L.COMESA STERNBERG

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.

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Barokní sochu J. Nepomuckého nechal v r. 1713 zhotovit majitel žirovnického panství František Leopold hrabe ze Šternberka. Socha svetce v životní velikosti a typickém ikonografickém pojetí je umístena na mohutném volutovém soklu s nápisem s chronogramem.
Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: s. Ioanni nepoMVCeno DICaVIt

Pure chronogram?: yes

Natural chronogram?: no

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

Website explaining the chronogram: Not listed

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