St. Florian at St. Anne Church / Sv. Florián u kostela Sv. Anny - Benešov (Central Bohemia)
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N 49° 46.947 E 014° 41.359
33U E 477634 N 5514489
Quick Description: Depicted Baroque statue of St. Florian is located at St. Anne Church (kostel Sv. Anny) in historic centre of town Benešov.
Location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 10/13/2014 11:59:31 AM
Waymark Code: WMMN5J
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Arogant
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Long Description:

Depicted Baroque statue of St. Florian is located at St. Anne Church (kostel Sv. Anny) in historic centre of town Benešov. The sandstone saint's statue is standing on slender granite pedestal composed from two parts - the lower is prism and upper is simple column.

Saint Florian (Latin: Florianus; civil name: Florian von Lorch; died ca. 304) is a Christian saint, and the patron saint of Linz, Austria; chimney sweeps; soapmakers, and firefighters. His feast day is May 4. St. Florian is also the patron of Upper Austria, jointly with Saint Leopold. Saint Florian was very widely venerated in Central Europe. The Austrian town of Sankt Florian is named after him. According to legend, his body was interred at St. Florian's Priory, around which the town grew up. His body, recovered and was eventually removed to the Augustinian Abbey of St. Florian, near Linz. Saint Florian was adopted as patron saint of Poland in 1184, when Pope Lucius III consented to the request of King Casimir II to send relics of Florian to that country. Kraków thus claims some of his relics. [wiki]

Associated Religion(s): Roman Catholic

Statue Location: At the St. Anne Church (kostel Sv. Anny) in historic centre of town Benešov.

Entrance Fee: free

Artist: unknown Baroque sculptor (18th century)

Website: Not listed

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