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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


Rouffach /  Saint Jean Népomucène   Rouffach /  Saint Jean Népomucène


Coloured sandstone statue.



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This statue was erected in 1796 near the ditch along the wall at the Neuf-Brisach Gate (of Froeschwiller Gate), at the request of the Dietrich family of Colmar.

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 47°57'27" - E 7°18'8") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

Item Code: fral071; Photograph: 15 April 2012
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