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Andrzej Stanisław Załuski

Andrzej Stanisław Kostka Załuski (December 2, 1695 – December 16, 1758) was a priest (bishop) in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.

In his religious career he held the an abbot and later the posts of bishop of Płock (from 1723), bishop of Łuck (1736), bishop of Chełmno (1739) and bishop of Cracow (1746). He was a supporter of the jesuits in Poland.

A member of Polish nobility (szlachta) of Junosza coat of arms, he also held the position of the Great Crown Chancellor from 1735 to 1746. As a politician he was engaged in the movement that wanted to reform the failing political system of the Commonwealth.

He studied in Danzig and Rome.

He is perhaps most famous as co-founder (together with his brother Józef Andrzej Załuski, bishop of Kiev) of Załuski Library, one of the largest 18th-century collections of books in the world[1]. He also sponsored the seminary in Pułtusk.

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References

This article incorporates information from the revision as of 29 March 2006 of the equivalent article on the Polish Wikipedia.
  • Piotr Nitecki, Biskupi Kościoła w Polsce w latach 965–1999 (Church Bishops in Poland from 965–1999), Instytut Wydawniczy Pax, Warszawa 2000
Preceded by
Jan Szembek
Grand Chancellor of the Crown
1735–1746
Succeeded by
Jan Małachowski
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Ludwik Bartłomiej Załuski
Bishop of Płock
1723–1736
Succeeded by
Antoni Sebastian Dembowski
Preceded by
Unknown
Bishop of Łuck
1736–1739
Succeeded by
Unknown
Preceded by
Adam Stanislaus Grabowski
Bishop of Chełmno
1739–1746
Succeeded by
Wojciech Stanisław Leski
Preceded by
Jan Aleksander Lipski
Bishop of Kraków
1746–1758
Succeeded by
Kajetan Sołtyk
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