c. 907 - 935
duke of Bohemia, raised as Christian by his grandmother, Saint Ludmila. He was murdered in 935 on his way to church. Patron saint of the Czech people and the Czech Republic
Josef Václav Myslbek
Equestrian statue of Saint Wenceslaus, surrounded by statues of four patron saints of Bohemia:
- Sv. Vojtĕch / St. Adalbert
(c. 956 - 997), bishop of Prague and a missionary, was martyred in his efforts to convert the Baltic Prussians. Patron saint of Bohemia, Poland, Hungary and Prussia
- St. Ludmila / Sv. Ludmila
(c. 860 - 921), martyr, grandmother of Saint Wenceslaus. Saint Ludmila is venerated as a patroness of Bohemia
- Sv. Prokop / St. Procopius
St Procopius of Sázava (died March 25, 1053), Czech saint, founding abbot of Sázava near Prague (Wikipedia).
- Sv. Anežka Česká / St. Agnes of Bohemia
or Agnes of Prague (1211-1282), Bohemian princess who opted for a life of charity and piety over a life of luxury and comfort. Although she was venerated soon after her death, she was not beatified and canonized for over 700 years
St. Agnes of Bohemia
Sv. Anežka Česká
vévodo české zemĕ, kníže náš
nedej zahynouti nám i budoucím
(Saint Wenceslas, duke of the Czech land, prince of ours, do not let perish us nor our descendants)
In the pavement, in front of the statue:
The statue base was designed by architect Alois Dryák.
- Josef Václav Myslbek (Praha 1848 - Praha 1922),
Sources & Information
Location N 50°4'47" E 14°25'46"
Item Code: czpr005; Photograph: 18 February 2011
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