St. John of Nepomuk / Sv. Jan Nepomucký, Praha - Nové Mesto, Czech republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Noe1
N 50° 05.323 E 014° 25.736
33U E 459148 N 5548651
Quick Description: Barokní socha ve výklenku ohradní zdi kostela sv. Josefa na nám. Republiky / Baroque statue in the niche of the wall of church of St. Joseph on Námestí Republiky.
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 6/17/2012 12:58:12 PM
Waymark Code: WMEN7P
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
Views: 101

Long Description:
St. John of Nepomuk (or John Nepomucene) (Czech: Jan Nepomucký) (c. 1345 – March 20, 1393) is a national saint of the 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 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.
Associated Religion(s): roman - catholic

Statue Location: near the church

Entrance Fee: free

Artist: unknown

Website: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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