1755 - Statue of St. John of Nepomuk - Brandýs nad Labem, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 50° 11.160 E 014° 39.558
33U E 475677 N 5559366
Quick Description: A chronogram on the pedestal of the statue/statuary of St. John of Nepomuk
Location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 1/12/2020 12:27:04 PM
Waymark Code: WM11YKZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching
Views: 2

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 1755 from the chronogram referring to erection of the statue.

The chronogram: Defensor faMe CVLtores Contege


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: Defensor faMe CVLtores Contege

Pure chronogram?: yes

Natural chronogram?: no

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

Website explaining the chronogram: Not listed

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