1750 - Statue of St. John of Nepomuk - Dolní Krupá, Czech Republic
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N 49° 39.684 E 015° 36.282
33U E 543640 N 5501160
Quick Description: A chronogram on the pedestal of the statue of St. John of Nepomuk beside the Church of St Vitus
Location: Kraj Vysočina, Czechia
Date Posted: 3/3/2019 1:19:31 AM
Waymark Code: WM105M1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching
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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 1750 from the chronogram referring to erection of the statue.


The chronogram: en Lege faMae serVator VnIVerseLIs VIta pIetate prosapIae sCheno VVItzo netoLICzkIanae faCtVs ConserVator speCIaLIs.


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 skulptura svetce situovaná pred jižním prucelím výrazne zušlechtuje prostranství pred kostelem. Svetec v obvyklém ikonografickém ztvárnení stojí na profilovaném žulovém podstavci s volutami. Sokl nese vtesaný nápis s chronogramem 1750.
Text of the original chronogram: en Lege faMae serVator VnIVerseLIs VIta pIetate prosapIae sCheno VVItzo netoLICzkIanae faCtVs ConserVator speCIaLIs.

Pure chronogram?: no

Natural chronogram?: no

Website explaining the chronogram: [Web Link]

Type of numerals used: Not listed

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

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