Wojciech Jastrzębiec


Wojciech of Jastrzębiec (c. 1362–1436) was a Polish mediaeval politician and religious leader. A bishop of Cracow and Poznań, he also held prominent posts at the court of the king Władysław II of Poland.

His Excellency

Wojciech Jastrzębiec
Archbishop of Gniezno
Primate of Poland
Andrzej Leszczynski
ChurchRoman Catholic
ArchdioceseGniezno
Installed1423
Term ended1436
Orders
Ordination1384
Consecration1399
Personal details
Born1362
Łubnice
Died2 September 1436
Mnichowice
BuriedBeszowa
NationalityPolish
Coat of armsEpiscopal coat of arms of Archbishop Wojciech Jastrzębiec,

Initially a chancellor to king Jadwiga of Poland and one of the advisors to the king Władysław, on 26 April 1399 he was ordained an archbishop of Gniezno and hence Primate of Poland. However, he gave up that post on the king's insistence.

Wojciech authored numerous religious works and became the person to crown king Władysław III of Poland in the Wawel Cathedral on 25 July 1434.

ReferencesEdit

  • Piotr Nitecki (2000): Biskupi Kościoła w Polsce w latach 965-1999: Słownik Biograficzny (Bishops in Poland 965-1999: biographical dictionary). Warsaw, Pax.
  • Grażyna Lichończak-Nurek (1999): Wojciech Jastrzębiec (ok. 1362-1436), duchowny i mąż stanu

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Mikołaj II Trąba
Primate of Poland
Archbishop of Gniezno

1423–1436
Succeeded by
Wincenty II Kot