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Andrzej Stanisław Załuski

Andrzej Stanisław Załuski
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 posts of abbot and later 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 the Polish nobility (szlachta) of the 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.

Załuski was a corresponding member of Societas eruditorum incognitorum in terris Austriacis, the first learned society in Habsuburg Austria.

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.

See also


  1. ^ (English) Maria Witt (September 15 and October 15, 2005). "The Zaluski Collection in Warsaw". The Strange Life of One of the Greatest European Libraries of the Eighteenth Century. FYI France. Archived from the original on 8 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-17. 
This article incorporates information from the revision as of 29 March 2006 of the equivalent article on the Polski WorldHeritage.
  • 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
Succeeded by
Jan Małachowski
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Ludwik Bartłomiej Załuski
Bishop of Płock
Succeeded by
Antoni Sebastian Dembowski
Preceded by
Bishop of Łuck
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Adam Stanislaus Grabowski
Bishop of Chełmno
Succeeded by
Wojciech Stanisław Leski
Preceded by
Jan Aleksander Lipski
Bishop of Kraków
Succeeded by
Kajetan Sołtyk
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