St. John of Nepomuk / Sv. Jan Nepomucký - Námestí Arnošta z Pardubic (Ceský Brod, Central Bohemia)
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N 50° 04.421 E 014° 51.619
33U E 490004 N 5546832
Quick Description: Depicted sandstone neo-Baroque statue (1900) of St. John of Nepomuk (Sv. Jan Nepomucký) in a small niche-chapel is located close to the front of St. Gotthard' Church (Kostel Sv. Gotharda) in Ceský Brod historic centre.
Location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 5/5/2014 7:38:10 AM
Waymark Code: WMKN66
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun
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Long Description:

Depicted sandstone neo-Baroque statue of St. John of Nepomuk (Sv. Jan Nepomucký) in a small niche-chapel is located close to the front of St. Gotthard' Church (Kostel Sv. Gotharda) in Ceský Brod historic centre. The statue was donated by town's mayor wife, Matylda Weidenhofferová, in 1900.

John of Nepomuk (1345–1393) 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.

The statue of St. John of Nepomuk is often encountered in Central Europe, including the Czech Republic, Italy, Germany, Poland and Lithuania. He is usually portrayed with a halo of five stars, commemorating the stars that hovered over the Vltava River on the night of his murder. Other attributes useful to identify his pictures are: a priestly dress, the palm of martyrs, carrying a cross, an angel indicating silence by a finger over the lips. A statue of Saint John of Nepomuk has often been erected on bridges in many countries, such as on the Ponte Milvio in Rome.

Associated Religion(s): Roman Catholic

Statue Location: Small niche-chapel is located close to the front of St. Gotthard' Church (Kostel Sv. Gotharda) in Český Brod historic centre.

Entrance Fee: free

Artist: unknown

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