Martyr, born Nepomuk, c.1340; died 1393. The legend recounts that his election as vicar-general of Bohemia aroused the rage of King Wenceslaus, who had him tortured and finally drowned in the river Moldau because he had refused to reveal to the king the queen’s confession. Patron of Bohemia, and of confessors. Canonized in 1729. Feast, 16 May.
- “Saint John Nepomucene”. . CatholicSaints.Info. 6 August 2013. Web. 2 June 2015. <>