Woronicz, Jan Pawel

Woronicz, Jan Pawel an eminent Polish prelate and writer, was born in 1757. He was educated in a Jesuit seminary, entered that order at an early age, and on its abolition, in 1772, entered the Society of Missionaries. In consideration of important literary services rendered bishop Cholm, then vice-chancellor, he was rewarded with the deanship of Lvov. In 1795 he retired to the small town of Kazimierz, and took upon him the duties of a parish priest. When the duchy of Warsaw was formed, in 1808, he was made both a member of the council and dean in the chapter of the cathedral. In 1815 he became bishop of Cracow, and in 1827 archbishop of Warsaw and primate of Poland. Going abroad for medical advice, he died at Vienna, October 16, 1829. He published, among other works, Sibylla, a poem: — Sejm Wislicki, or the Diet of Wislica, also a poem. His sermons were published at Cracow in 1829, under the title of Kazania, ezyli Nauki Parafjalne.

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