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Sędziwój of Czechel
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1410-76. Poland. Church official, scholar, diplomat and historian. Sędziwój studied arts at the University of Kraków (BA 1426; MA 1429) and theology at the University of Paris (1441-4). He taught theology at the Gniezno Cathedral School and became Gniezno Cathedral canon (before 1432). He acted as an envoy for the archbishop of Gniezno, attended the councils of Ferrara (1437-8) and Basel (1441-4), and was activein the service of King Casimir IV. In 1458-9 he joined the canons in Kłodawa to become provost (1459).

All his life Sędziwój of Czechel collected Latin works and docume…

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Soszyński, Jacek, “Sędziwój of Czechel”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 24 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_000096>
First published online: 2016

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