Kadlubek, Wincenty

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Kadlubek, Wincenty


Born circa 1150, near Stobnicy; died Mar. 8, 1223, at Jędrzejów. Polish chronicler.

From 1207 to 1218, Kadhibek was bishop of Kraków. His Chronicle of the Poles, covering the period to 1202, recounts legends about the ancient history of Poland and is a valuable source for Polish history of the 12th century. Besides glorifying the role of the Catholic Church, Kadlubek advocated the unity of the Polish lands and exalted the ancient history of the Polish people, whom he naïvely numbered among the peoples of classical antiquity.


Monumento Poloniae historica, vol. 2. Lwów, 1872. Pages 191–455.

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