1723 - Statue of St. John Nepomuk - Kirchschlag in der Buckligen Welt, Austria
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching
N 47° 30.199 E 016° 17.755
33T E 597593 N 5261911
Quick Description: A chronogram with German text on the pedestal of St. John Nepomuk.
Location: Niederösterreich, Austria
Date Posted: 9/7/2020 7:53:55 AM
Waymark Code: WM133BB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 3

Long Description:
 
< DE >

Vor der katholischen Kirche in Kirchschlag in der Buckligen Welt (St. Johannes der Täufer) steht - durch ein schönes, kleines Holzdach vor Wettereinflüssen geschützt - eine Statue des heiligen Nepomuk. Auf dem Sockel der Statue ist folgendes Chronogram zu sehen:

sanCt Ioannes bItt Vor Vns zV gott VnD wenDte hInDan aLL wassersnoth
Auffgericht
Ano 1723

1723 gab es in Kirchschlag in der Buckligen Welt 11 Hochwassern. Der Schaden muss enorm gewesen sein. Um weiteren Schaden abzuhalten wurde diese Statue aufgestellt. Selten ist, dass der Text nicht lateinisch, sondern in einem altertümlichen Deutsch vorliegt.

 
< EN >

In front of the Catholic church in Kirchschlag in der Buckligen Welt (St. John the Baptist) stands - protected from the weather by a beautiful, small wooden roof - a statue of St. Nepomuk. On the base of the statue the following chronogram can be seen:

sanCt Ioannes bItt Vor Vns zV gott VnD wenDte hInDan aLL wassersnoth
Erected
Ano 1723

The text of the chronogram means: "St. John, pray for us to God and turn away all flooding distress". In 1723 there were 11 floods in Kirchschlag in der Buckligen Welt. The damage must have been enormous. This statue was erected to prevent further damage. It is rare that the text is not in Latin but in an ancient German.

Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: sanCt Ioannes bItt Vor Vns zV gott VnD wenDte hInDan aLL wassersnoth

English translation of the chronogram: St. John, pray for us to God and turn away all flooding distress

Pure chronogram?: no

Natural chronogram?: no

Website explaining the chronogram: Not listed

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