1773 - Statue of St. John of Nepomuk - Strítež nad Ludinou, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 49° 36.618 E 017° 44.387
33U E 697923 N 5498908
Quick Description: Three chronograms on the pedestal of the statue of St. John of Nepomuk beside the Church of ...
Location: Olomoucký kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 10/25/2020 12:28:55 PM
Waymark Code: WM13AD5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
The chronograms are 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 1773 from the chronogram referring to erection of the statue.

The chronograms:
honorI ConseCratVM IoannIs eXpehsIs pIaepLebIs pagI ohrnsDorfeensIs // 1773
eXatabo In pIa pLebIs MVnIfICentIa reaeDIfICante //1773
eXsto Largo a MathIasCh eXae DIffICante // 1773


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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Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: honorI ConseCratVM IoannIs eXpehsIs pIaepLebIs pagI ohrnsDorfeensIs // eXatabo In pIa pLebIs MVnIfICentIa reaeDIfICante // eXsto Largo a MathIasCh eXae DIffICante

Pure chronogram?: no

Natural chronogram?: no

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

Website explaining the chronogram: Not listed

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