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Andrzej Stanislaw Zaluski

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Name  Andrzej Zaluski
Role  Polish Politician
Andrzej Stanislaw Zaluski
Died  December 16, 1758, Krakow, Poland

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Andrzej Stanislaw Kostka Zaluski (December 2, 1695 – December 16, 1758) was a priest (bishop) in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.

In his religious career he held the posts of abbot and later Bishop of Plock (from 1723), bishop of Luck (1736), Bishop of Chelmno (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.

Zaluski 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 Jozef Andrzej Zaluski, bishop of Kiev) of Zaluski Library, one of the largest 18th-century collections of books in the world. He also sponsored the seminary in Pultusk.

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