1718 - Statue of St. John of Nepomuk - Rychnov nad Knežnou, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 50° 09.835 E 016° 17.186
33U E 591879 N 5557647
Quick Description: A chronogram on the pedestal of the statue of St. John of Nepomuk
Location: Královéhradecký kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 9/13/2019 7:20:11 AM
Waymark Code: WM119RK
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 1718 from the chronogram referring to erection of the statue.

The chronogram: oD hanbI zLI poVVIestI ostrIheg MILI patrone CzeskI

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: oD hanbI zLI poVVIestI ostřIheg MILI patrone CzeskI

Pure chronogram?: no

Natural chronogram?: no

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

Website explaining the chronogram: Not listed

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