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Wrocław in Wrocław Powiat, Dolnośląskie, Poland
 

Biskup / Bishop Nanker

ca. 1279-1341

 
 
Biskup / Bishop Nanker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 24, 2018
1. Biskup / Bishop Nanker Marker
Inscription.   Biskup wrocławski i krakowski, orędownik polskiej racji stanu na Śląsku w czasach jego przynależności do Korony Czeskiej. Dbał o zachowanie języka polskiego w szkole i na nabożeństwach. Dokończył budowę katedry wrocławskiej

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Bishop of Wroclaw and Cracow, advocate of the Polish raison d'etat in Silesia with its affiliation to the Czech Crown. He looked after preservation of the Polish language in schools and during church services. He also completed the construction of Wroclaw cathedral.
 
Location. 51° 6.856′ N, 17° 2.749′ E. Marker is in Wrocław, Dolnośląskie, in Wrocław Powiat. Marker is at the intersection of Katedralna and plac Katedralny, on the left when traveling east on Katedralna. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: plac Katedralny 19, Wrocław, Dolnośląskie 50-329, Poland.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fryderyk (Frederic) Chopin (a few steps from this marker); Former Seat of the Vice-Custodian of the Cathedral Chapel and Guardian of Ostrów Tumski

Biskup / Bishop Nanker Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 24, 2018
2. Biskup / Bishop Nanker Marker - Wide View
(within shouting distance of this marker); Dawna dziekania katedralna / Former Cathedral Deanery (within shouting distance of this marker); Dawne kanonie kapituły katedralnej / Canon's Houses of the Cathedral Chapter (within shouting distance of this marker); Pope John Paul II (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Edmund Bojanowski (about 120 meters away); Former canons' house of the Holy Cross Chapter (about 120 meters away); Dawna kanonia kapituły swiętokrzyskiej / Canon's House of the Holy Cross Chapter (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wrocław.
 
More about this marker. The marker is on the plaza in front of the cathredral, on one of the buildings just to the north.
 
Also see . . .  Nanker (Wikipedia). "Nanker (born Jan Kołda; also known as Nankier; ca. 1270–1341) was a Polish noble of Oksza coat of arms, bishop of Kraków (1320–1326) and bishop of Wrocław (1326–1341)....Jan Kołda was born in around 1270 in Kamień, a Polish garrison at Rozbark silver mines at the eastern border of the Duchy of Bytom....In 1304 he was Archdeacon of Sandomierz From 1305-1307 studied, Canon law at the University in Bologna, Italy which was a centre of legal scholarship. In 1318 he returned to Poland and was appointed by the Chancellor of St. Mary's Church, and Dean of the chapter of Kraków. As Bishop of Krakow he set out the diocesan statutes, and initiated the construction of the Gothic Cathedral on the Wawel Hill. In 1337 he excommunicated King John of Luxembourg and became an ardent supporter of Papal policy....He died on April 8, 1341 in Nysa and was buried in the Cathedral Church of John the Baptist in Wrocław....In 1952, the beatification process for Nankier was resumed and he is well known in Polish popular culture thanks to the movie "Casimir the Great" in which his role was played by Tadeusz Fijewski." (Submitted on June 15, 2018.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 15, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 15, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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