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France
Saint-Quirin
Moselle

Lorraine

Place de l'Église

Saint Jean Népomucène

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
(Wikipedia)

18th century

Saint-Quirin /  Saint Jean Népomucène   Saint-Quirin /  Saint Jean Népomucène

Description

Sandstone statue on a column dominating a small fountain.

Information Sign

Fontaine

Saint Jean Népomucène

- Vicaire général de Prague
- Confesseur de la Reine
- Martyrisé en 1393
- Canonisé en 1729

Saint protecteur des ponts

Annotation

Renovated in 2001.

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:

Saint-Quirin / Saint Jean Népomucène

Sources & Information

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Location (N 48°36'32" - E 7°3'51")

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