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Wien (Land)

Hohe Warte 72 (19.)
(St. Michael-Kirche)

Sankt Johannes von Nepomuk

Saint John of Nepomuk

Nepomuk c. 1345 - Praha 1393
confessor of the queen of Bohemia, refused to divulge the secrets of the confessional. At the behest of King Wenceslaus of Bohemia he was thrown from the Charles Bridge in Prague and drowned. John of Nepomuk is patron saint of bridges

18th century

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Stone statue of St. John of Nepomuk, with on the socle a relief of St. John thrown from the Charles Bridge, dating from the first quarter of the 18th century. The statue stood originally at the bridge over the Grinzinger Bach.

Wien - Sankt Johannes von Nepomuk

Statues of Saint John of Nepomuk

The figure of Saint John of Nepomuk is often encountered in Central and Eastern Europe, including the Czech Republic, Italy, Germany, Poland and Lithuania. He is usually portrayed with As additional figures there are often one of more little angels, respectively There are several sites listing statues of Saint John of Nepomuk:

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Location (N 48°15'13" - E 16°21'18")

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