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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
Johann Adolf Sasse

Vreden /  Sankt Johannes von Nepomuk   Vreden /  Sankt Johannes von Nepomuk


Stone statue of the saint with a child.


S johannes Nep. Oro pro nobis

sIs qVaeso pronVs Vre
DensIbVs Ipse patron
Vs qVos pLaga saeVa
nepoMVCene LeVa

Sei bitte den Vredenern
ein gnädiger Schutzherr
Bewahre sie Nepomuk
vor der wilden Flut


BK 94


The original dated from between 1690 and 1755.

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 52°2'1" - E 6°49'24")

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Item Code: denw132; Photograph: 6 June 2010
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