1715 - Statue of St. John of Nepomuk - Klencí pod Cerchovem, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 49° 26.117 E 012° 48.896
33U E 341582 N 5478141
Quick Description: A chronogram/s on the pedestal of the statue of St. John of Nepomuk
Location: Plzeňský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 10/1/2020 12:55:29 PM
Waymark Code: WM13761
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 5

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 1715 from the chronogram referring to erection of the statue.

The chronogram: sanCte Ioannes strVCta VotaaCCIpe a franCIsCo paChMaIIer



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: sanCte Ioannes strVCta VotaaCCIpe a franCIsCo paChMaIIer

Pure chronogram?: yes

Natural chronogram?: no

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

Website explaining the chronogram: Not listed

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