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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 Danzigmarker and Romemarker.

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[267243]. He also sponsored the seminary in Pułtuskmarker.

See also


  • Piotr Nitecki, Biskupi Kościoła w Polsce w latach 965–1999 (Church Bishops in Poland from 965–1999), Instytut Wydawniczy Pax, Warszawa 2000

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