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Długosz, Jan
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1415-80. Poland. Author of the Annales seu cronicae incliti Regni Poloniae. Długosz was born in Stara Brzeźnica, near Pajęczno. He studied at the University of Kraków in 1428-31, and for the next 25 years (1431-55) he served at the court of Zbigniew Oleśnicki, Bishop of Kraków, working there as a notary, secretary, and chief of his chancellery. Around 1440, he compiled an exhaustive inventory, no longer extant, of the huge estate of the Kraków bishop. This work involved extensive archival search. In the 1460s and '70s, on behalf of the King of Poland, Casimir the Jagiellonian, he took p…

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Dymmel, Piotr, “Długosz, Jan”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 09 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_000202>
First published online: 2016

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