|Archbishop of Gniezno|
Primate of Poland
|Archdiocese||Archdiocese of Gniezno|
by Wawrzyniec Gembicki
Wola Wykowa, Poland
|Died||27 May 1638 (age 63)|
|Previous post||Bishop of Przemy?l (1620-1624)|
Bishop of Pozna? (1624-1627)
Jan Wyk was born in Wola Wykowa, Poland in 1575. In 1619, he was selected by the King of Poland as Bishop of Przemy?l and confirmed by Pope Paul V on 17 Feb 1620. Later in 1620, he was consecrated bishop by Wawrzyniec Gembicki, Archbishop of Gniezno. On 13 May 1624, he was appointed during the papacy of Pope Urban VIII as Bishop of Pozna? and installed on 1 Jul 1624. In 1626, he was selected by the King of Poland as Archbishop of Gniezno and Primate of Poland and confirmed by Pope Urban VIII on 22 Mar 1627.
He served as interrex (for 9 months) after the death of king Sigismund III Vasa in 1632, before the royal election of W?adys?aw IV Waza. As the interrerx he supported improving the procedures of the royal elections. He was a political ally of Polish queen consort Constance of Austria, and took part in reform of church law in Poland. He authored Synodus provincialis Gnesnensis A.D. 1628 die 22 mai celebrata (1629), Synodus provincialis Gnesensis (1634), and Constitutiones Synodorum Metropolitanae Ecclesiae Gnesnensis Provincialium (1630).
He served as Archbishop of Gniezno and Primate of Poland until his death on 27 May 1638.
While bishop, he was the principal consecrator of:
and the principal co-consecrator of:
|Catholic Church titles|
| Bishop of Przemy?l
| Bishop of Pozna?
Henryk II Firlej
| Primate of Poland
Archbishop of Gniezno
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