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Andrzej Stanisław Załuski

Andrzej Stanisław Załuski
Andrzej Stanisław Załuski

Andrzej Stanisław Kostka Załuski (2 December 1695 – 16 December 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.

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  1. ^ (in English) Maria Witt (September 15 – 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.
  • 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

1735–1746
Succeeded by

Jan Małachowski
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by

Ludwik Bartłomiej Załuski
Bishop of Płock

1723–1736
Succeeded by

Antoni Sebastian Dembowski
Preceded by

Unknown
Bishop of Łuck

1736–1739
Succeeded by

Unknown
Preceded by

Adam Stanislaus Grabowski
Bishop of Chełmno

1739–1746
Succeeded by

Wojciech Stanisław Leski
Preceded by

Jan Aleksander Lipski
Bishop of Kraków

1746–1758
Succeeded by

Kajetan Sołtyk



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