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Wrocław in Wrocław Powiat, Dolnośląskie, Poland
 

Caspar Elyan

ok./ca. 1435-1486

 
 
Caspar Elyan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 24, 2018
1. Caspar Elyan Marker
Inscription.   Wrocławski drukarz, który w 1475 roku uruchomił Drukarnię Świętokrzyską, gdzie powstał pierwszy druk w języku polskim. Wydał statuty synodalne biskupów wrocławskich, zawierające teksty trzech polskich codziennych modlitw Ojcze nasz, Zdrowaś Maryjo i Wierzę w Boga.

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A Wroclaw printer who established the Holy Cross Printing House in 1475, where the first Polish print was made. It published the Synodical Statutes of the Bishops of Wroclaw containing texts of three Polish daily prayers: the Lord's Prayer, the Hail Mary and the Credo.
 
Location. 51° 6.873′ N, 17° 2.6′ E. Marker is in Wrocław, Dolnośląskie, in Wrocław Powiat. Marker is at the intersection of Katedralna and plac Kościelny on Katedralna. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Katedralna 3, Wrocław, Dolnośląskie 48-300, Poland.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dawny Sierociniec / Former Orphanage (Orphanotropheum) (a few steps from this marker); Dawna kanonia kapituły świętokrzyskiej / Canon's of the Holy Cross house

Caspar Elyan Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 24, 2018
2. Caspar Elyan Marker - Wide View
(a few steps from this marker); Dawna kanonia kapituły swiętokrzyskiej / Canon's House of the Holy Cross Chapter (within shouting distance of this marker); Former canons' house of the Holy Cross Chapter (within shouting distance of this marker); Edmund Bojanowski (within shouting distance of this marker); Pope John Paul II (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Dawne kanonie kapituły katedralnej / Canon's Houses of the Cathedral Chapter (about 90 meters away); Biskup / Bishop Nanker (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wrocław.
 
Also see . . .  Kasper Elyan (Wikipedia, in Polish). "Kasper Elyan , also known as Elian or Helian (born around 1435 in Głogów, died in 1486) - canon of the cathedral chapter in Wrocław , the first Polish printer who, 35 years after the invention of printing by Johann Gutenberg, first printed text in Polish...In 1470 he returned to the country, and with financial help from the Wrocław chapter, set up a printing house in Wrocław, which began operating from 1475. That year the first two religious imprints from the press were published. The main theme of the production of the Elyanowa publishing house were works of ecclesiastical content, intended for use by the clergy, such as the works of Thomas Aquinas, Jan Gerson, and others, except for one secular piece, namely Fadecji Poggia (Facetiarum liber, Joannes Poggius, 1482). The facility was kept until 1482. At that time, on behalf of the bishop of Wrocław, Elyan undertook a trip to Rome, where he spent three years. Returning to the country, he died, probably en route...." (Submitted on June 27, 2018.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 27, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 27, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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