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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


Lüdinghausen /  Sankt Johannes von Nepomuk   Lüdinghausen /  Sankt Johannes von Nepomuk


Stone statue of St. John of Nepomuk with cross and martyr's palm. On the socle a double coat of arms (Droste zu Vischering and ... ) and text.

Lüdinghausen - Sankt Johannes von Nepomuk


Johannes groß auf erden
groß bey gott in aller noth
daß uns doch theilhalftig werd
deiner hülf bis in den Todt
in aller Armuth Schand u. Plagen
steh uns bey o heil'ger Mann
daß in ehlend nicht verzagen
bey gott für uns halte an
Vater unser - Ave Maria

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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Locatie (N 51°46'12" - E 7°26'29") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

Item Code: denw247; Photograph: 12 October 2012
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