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St. John of Nepomuk in village square / Sv. Jan Nepomucký na návsi - Horní Vidim (Central Bohemia)
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N 50° 28.024 E 014° 31.586
33U E 466390 N 5590670
Quick Description: Depicted Baroque statue of St. John of Nepomuk (Sv. Jan Nepomucký) You can find in the village square of Horní Vidim in Central Bohemia region of the Czech Republic.
Location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 4/11/2015 3:02:39 PM
Waymark Code: WMNP10
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun
Views: 4

Long Description:

Depicted Baroque statue of St. John of Nepomuk (Sv. Jan Nepomucký) You can find in the village square of Horní Vidim in Central Bohemia region of the Czech Republic.


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.

[excerpted from Wikipedia]

Associated Religion(s): Roman Catholic

Statue Location: village square of Horní Vidim

Entrance Fee: free

Artist: unknown Baroque sculptor (ca 1740)

Website: Not listed

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