SAMOGITIAN HISTORY, CULTURE

CHARACTERS SKETCHES OF SAMOGITIAN BISHOPS IN 1417-1609

G. Blasczyk, Poznan

The present abstract provides the analysis of the catalogue of Samogitian bishops, dating back to 1417-1609, which the another examined as a separate problem. The following questions were of special interest: the chronology of governing of the diocese, national and social origin of bishops, their education, age and career; bishops as political personalities. Up to now, no data concerning the general number of bishops in Samogitia exist. This problem is nor so simple, since it concerns even four bishops iin the period of two centuries (15th-16th centuries), namely: Petras from Lvov, Martynas from Luoke, Baltolomejus from Pultuskas and Jurgis Talala. In general, we find some 19 bishops of Samogitia on the list, embracing the 15th-16th centuries.

Samogitian Cultural Association Editorial Board, 2000
Samogitian Museum ALKA, 2000

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