1779 - Statue of St. John of Nepomuk - Lodhérov, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 49° 12.770 E 014° 57.776
33U E 497300 N 5451116
Quick Description: A chronogram on the pedestal of the statue of St. John of Nepomuk beside the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul
Location: Jihočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 12/1/2019 12:02:58 AM
Waymark Code: WM11Q47
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 11

Long Description:
The chronogram is located on the sandstone pedestal. The Roman numerals of chronogram are larger than the other letters and are (was) red color-coded from the rest of the text.

The year 1779 from the chronogram referring to erection of the statue.

The chronogram: JVbILaeVM hVIVsCe sanCtI aDornatVr // 1779

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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Kostel sv. Petra a Pavla a sochy u kostela
Od roku 1779 stojí pred kostelem dve sochy na žulových podstavcích. Podstavce jsou vysoké 180 cm a sochy samotné jsou vysoké 185 cm. Jedna ze soch predstavuje Jana Nepomuckého a druhá Judu Tadeáše. S jejich osazením zde byly vsazeny ve stejném období obe lípy. Ty jsou dnes památkove chráneny. V roce 2008 byly obe sochy nove restaurovány.
Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: JVbILaeVM hVIVsCe sanCtI aDornatVr

Pure chronogram?: yes

Natural chronogram?: no

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

Website explaining the chronogram: Not listed

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