Jakub Świnka

Polish Catholic priest, the Archbishop of Gniezno and a notable politician, supporter of the idea of unification of all Polish lands under the rule of Władysław I the Elbow-high ("the Short").

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List of archbishops of Gniezno and primates of Poland

List of archbishops of the Archdiocese of Gniezno, who are simultaneously primates of Poland since 1418.

Jan Odrowąż (Sprowski)
Jan Latalski
Piotr Gamrat
Bernard Maciejowski
Andrzej Olszowski
Władysław Łubieński
Michał Poniatowski
Ignacy Krasicki
August Hlond
Józef Glemp
Henryk Muszyński

1283–1314 Jakub Świnka

Przemysł II

The Duke of Poznań from 1257 –1279, of Greater Poland from 1279 to 1296, of Kraków from 1290 to 1291, and Gdańsk Pomerania (Pomerelia) from 1294 to 1296, and then King of Poland from 1295 until his death.

Przemysł's effigy on a 1296 seal
Henry IV Probus, Duke of Wrocław. Codex Manesse, ca. 1305
Przemysł II allows to locate cities Gostyń and Brzezie on Magdeburg rights, a document from 1278.
Memorial stone in the city of Kępno commemorating the treaty between Przemysł II and Mestwin II
Jakub Świnka, Archbishop of Gniezno, from a book illumination, before 1535
Poland at the time of Przemysł II (1295)
Archcathedral Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul in Poznań, the burial place of Przemysł II
Epitaph of Przemysł II in the Royal Chapel of Poznań Archcathedral Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul
The Death of King Przemysł II by Jan Matejko, 1875
Assassination of King Przemysł II by Wojciech Gerson, 1881
Przemysł II's seal, naming him Premisl II Dei Gracia Regis Poloniae Domini Pomeraniae

Working with the Archbishop of Gniezno, Jakub Świnka, he sought the unification of the principalities of the Piast dynasty.

Władysław I Łokietek

Władysław I Łokietek, in English known as the "Elbow-high" or Ladislaus the Short (c.

Seal of King Władysław
Edict by Władysław the Short in 1325 confirming the Cistercians of Byszewo continue to have the same rights as under German law, and the continued ownership of their Abbey in Byszewo.
Sulejów Abbey is the place where the decision was made to send a letter to the Pope asking for the coronation of Władysław
King Władysław the Elbow-high breaking off agreements with the Teutonic Knights at Brześć Kujawski, a painting by Jan Matejko in the National Museum in Warsaw
Władysław I Łokietek, by Jan Matejko
Royal seal of Władysław the Elbow-high
The so-called Crown of Bolesław the Brave was made for Władysław I.<ref>Rożek Michał, Polskie koronacje i korony, Kraków 1987. {{ISBN|83-03-01914-7}}</ref>
In 1320 the King began the building of a new Wawel Cathedral.<ref>Kraków, Małgorzta Woszczenko</ref>
Portrait of King Władysław I by Aleksander Lesser
The tomb of the monarch inside the Wawel Cathedral
Poland between 1275 and 1300.
Władysław I on White Horse by M. Barwicki.

The reconciliation of the opponents occurred as a result of the intervention of Archbishop Jakub Świnka; for his part the archbishop was promised the revenues from the salt mines after Lesser Poland was won.


Town of 13,786 inhabitants in central Poland.

The First Sejm in Łęczyca, by Jan Matejko
Baroque Church of the Immaculate Conception of Mary
Park Miejski (Municipal Park)

Jakub Świnka


City located in central Poland along the Vistula (Wisła) River and is bordered by the Gostynin-Włocławek Landscape Park.

17th-century drawing of the medieval castle in Włocławek
Włocławek in 1896
Monument of the Home Army, the leading Polish resistance movement in World War II
Memorial at the site of the former World War II ghetto
St. Witalis Church
Basilica Cathedral of the St. Mary Assumption
Sundial on the Cathedral wall
Old Town in Włocławek
B Brewery Cultural Center
Amber Palace (Pałac Bursztynowy)
Church of John the Baptist
The Return of the Prodigal Son by Guercino, 1651, Płock Diocesan Museum
Museum of the History of Włocławek
Włocławek districts
Wzorcownia, Gord Square (Plac Grodzki) in downtown (Śródmieście)
Włocławek Dam – Hydroelectric Power Station in Włocławek (Elektrownia Wodna we Włocławku)
Interior of the Włocławek Cathedral
Plac Wolności (Liberty Square)
Polish Basketball League match between Anwil Włocławek and Trefl Sopot in Włocławek in 2013
Delecta food factory
PWSZ we Włocławku (Higher Vocational State School in Włocławek)
Old bank building on Żabia Street
Plaque commemorating Tadeusz Reichstein in the city center

Jakub Świnka (?–1314), Polish bishop

Henryk IV Probus

Henryk IV Probus (Latin for the Righteous) (Henryk IV Probus or Prawy; Heinrich IV.

Effigy on a seal
Silesia in 1273, Henry's Duchy of Wrocław in orange
The black crownless eagle of the Silesian Piasts
Henry IV depicted as a minnesinger in the Codex Manesse, about 1304
Henry IV's tomb effigy in Wrocław. The picture was an attempt to reconstruct the medieval polychrome.

The conflict continued, even after the unsuccessful attempts for mediation by the Archbishop of Gniezno, Jakub Świnka.


Spa town in Poddębice County, Łódź Voivodeship in central Poland, with 2,957 inhabitants .

Memorial to 1939 Polish defenders of Uniejów
Uniejów Thermal Park
The market square, the collegiate church and the bell tower
14th-century Collegiate church
14th century Castle of the Archbishops of Gniezno
Collegiate Church interior

In the late 13th century, Archbishop Jakub Świnka founded Church of the Holy Spirit and a hospital, and in 1331, Uniejów was burned by the Teutonic Knights.

Świnka coat of arms

Polish coat of arms.

Swinka coat of arms in Baranow-Sandomierski castle.
Coat of Arms of Counts Czacki

Jakub Świnka (1283–1314), Archbishop of Gniezno

Jan Muskata

Bishop of Kraków from 1294 to 1309.

Bishop Muskata was declared "an enemy of the Polish People" by Jakub Świnka, Archbishop of Gniezno.

Henry of Bremen

13th-century Franciscan of German origin.

A cross, Christ's arm and Saint Francis's arm, a universal symbol of the Franciscans

His repudiation of the appointment opened the way for the appointment of Jakub Świnka in 1283.