František Rint

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František Rint
OccupationWoodcarver and Carpenter
Known forSedlec Ossuary
Signature of František Rint in the Sedlec Ossuary.

František Rint was a 19th-century Czech woodcarver and carpenter. He was employed by the House of Schwarzenberg to organize the human bones interred at the Sedlec Ossuary, a small Christian chapel in Sedlec, in 1870. He used the bones at Sedlec Ossuary to create elaborate, macabre sculptures,[1] including four chandeliers and a copy of the Schwarzenberg coat of arms. According to the signature he left at the Ossuary, Rint was from Ceska Skalice, a small city on the Czech-Polish border.


  1. ^ Benjamin, Kathy (2013). Funerals to Die For: The Craziest, Creepiest, and Most Bizarre Funeral Traditions and Practices Ever. Simon and Schuster. p. 29. ISBN 9781440557088.