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Kadłubek, Wincenty
(645 words)


1150s - 8th March 1223. Poland. Bishop of Kraków 1208-18. Author of a Chronica Polonorum. He probably descended from a noble family, and studied in France (Paris), maybe (also?) in Italy (Bologna). From 1189 he is named as a witness in documents. Before his election as bishop (first chapter-election in Poland in 1207) he was a provost in Sandomierz. He resigned the bishopric in 1218 and spent his last years in a Cistercian monastery in Jędrzejów.

Kadłubek's chronicle describes in 4 books the history of Poland from the origins until 1202. The first book presents…

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Grzesik, Ryszard, “Kadłubek, Wincenty”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_000105>
First published online: 2016

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