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Svätý Michal a Svätý Ján Nepomucký

Saints Michael and John of Nepomuk


1898

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Description

Two statues on the bridge in front of Saint Michael's gate.

Bratislava - Svätý Michal a Svätý Ján Nepomucký
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Bratislava - Svätý Michal a Svätý Ján Nepomucký
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  1. the Archangel, the field commander of the Army of God. He is often depicted slaying Satan represented as a dragon, and with a shield with text quis ut deus (Who is like God?, a literal translation of the name Michael). (Wikipedia).
    On his shield the coat of arms of Bratislava.
  2. (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)

Inscription(s)

umiestnil
bratislavský
okrašlovac
spolok
roku
1898
Erected
by the Bratislava
Beautification
Association
in the year
1898

Tags

Location (N 48°8'44" - E 17°6'25")

Item Code: skbr019; Photograph: 5 September 2012
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