1707 - Statue of St. John of Nepomuk - Brandýs nad Labem, Czech Republic
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N 50° 11.832 E 014° 38.956
33U E 474967 N 5560614
Quick Description: Two chronograms on the pedestal of the statue of St. John of Nepomuk
Location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 1/12/2020 9:11:09 PM
Waymark Code: WM11YPN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching
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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 inscription is very difficult to read.

The year 1707 from the chronogram referring to erection of the statue.

The chronograms:
sanCto IoannI De nepoMVCo // 1707
VeneratIonIs ergo posVerVnt perILLVstres ConIVges josephVs ab hasLaV CaesareVs CapItaneVs et anna hasLaVerIana nata MezLeCzkIana // 1707
CZ: Svatému Janovi z Nepomuku pro oslavu postavili prejasní manželé Josef z Haslau, císarský hejtman, a Anna Haslauerová, rozená Mezlecová

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 kaple se sochou sv. Jana Nepomuckého a architektonickou úpravou pramene.
Areál výklenkové kaple nad pramenem je umísten SZ smerem od jádra mesta, vpravo od silnice do Záryb na turistické znacce. Kaple na mírném vrchu je umístena Z smerem. Socha sv. Jana Nepomuckého stojí v nice kaple. Východním smerem navazuje architektonická úprava pramene se schodišti.
Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: sanCto IoannI De nepoMVCo // VeneratIonIs ergo posVerVnt perILLVstres ConIVges josephVs ab hasLaV CaesareVs CapItaneVs et anna hasLaVerIana nata MezLeCzkIana

Pure chronogram?: no

Natural chronogram?: no

Website explaining the chronogram: [Web Link]

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

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