1758 - Statue of St. John of Nepomuk - Lomnice nad Popelkou, Czech Republic
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N 50° 31.858 E 015° 22.509
33U E 526588 N 5597735
Quick Description: A chronogram on the pedestal of the statue of St. John of Nepomuk in centre of Lomnice nad Popelkou
Location: Liberecký kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 9/15/2019 12:16:14 PM
Waymark Code: WM11A6C
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 8

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 1758 from the chronogram referring to erection of the statue.

The chronogram: honorI pIae qVe VeneratIonI DIVI IohannIs nepoMVCenI orbIs patronI IngenVVs preXIt affeCtVs

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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Socha sv. Jana Nepomuckého se nachází v Jeronýmove ulici jižne od fary. Její puvodní umístení bylo na križovatce ulic Plukovníka Truhláre a 5. kvetna. Podle datace na celní strane dríku pochází z roku 1758.
Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: honorI pIae qVe VeneratIonI DIVI IohannIs nepoMVCenI orbIs patronI IngenVVs preXIt affeCtVs

Pure chronogram?: yes

Natural chronogram?: no

Website explaining the chronogram: [Web Link]

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

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