1345, Nepomuk, Bohemia [now in Czech Republic]—died March 20, 1393, Prague; canonized 1729; feast day May 16), one of the patron saints of the Czechs who was murdered during the bitter conflict of church and state that plagued Bohemia in the latter 14th century. Bohemian Catholics later regarded him as a martyr.
Considering this, what does nepomucene mean?
népomucène. This name derives from the Latin and Czech (Bohemian) “nepomucenus > nepomuku > nepomucký”, meaning “from Nepomuk”. Nepomuk (~1345–1393) is a national saint of the Czech Republic, who was drowned in the Vltava river at the behest of Wenceslaus, King of the Romans and King of Bohemia.
Likewise, who is the patron saint of the Czech Republic?
Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia
What are the statues on Charles Bridge?
- 1.1 Statue of St. Ivo.
- 1.2 Statues of saints Barbara, Margaret and Elizabeth.
- 1.3 Statue of the Lamentation of Christ.
- 1.4 Statue of St. Joseph.
- 1.5 Statue of St. Francis Xavier.
- 1.6 Statue of St. Christopher.
- 1.7 Statue of St. Francis Borgia.
- 1.8 Statue of St. Ludmila.
How do you pronounce Nepomuk?
This is a Czech name and, for English-speakers, the closest approximate pronunciation is NEH-poh-mook, with the stress on the first syllable.