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Jan W%C4%99%C5%BCyk
Most Reverend

Jan Wyk
Archbishop of Gniezno
Primate of Poland
ChurchCatholic Church
ArchdioceseArchdiocese of Gniezno
In office1626-1638
PredecessorHenryk Firlej
SuccessorJan Lipski
by Wawrzyniec Gembicki
Personal details
Wola Wykowa, Poland
Died27 May 1638 (age 63)
Gniezno, Poland
Previous postBishop of Przemy?l (1620-1624)
Bishop of Pozna? (1624-1627)

Jan Wyk (1575-1638), of W Coat of Arms, was a Polish noble and Roman Catholic bishop and Primate of Poland.


Jan Wyk was born in Wola Wykowa, Poland in 1575.[1] 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.[1] Later in 1620, he was consecrated bishop by Wawrzyniec Gembicki, Archbishop of Gniezno.[1] On 13 May 1624, he was appointed during the papacy of Pope Urban VIII as Bishop of Pozna? and installed on 1 Jul 1624.[1] 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.[1][2][3]

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.[4] As the interrerx he supported improving the procedures of the royal elections.[4] 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).[4]

He served as Archbishop of Gniezno and Primate of Poland until his death on 27 May 1638.[1]

Episcopal succession

While bishop, he was the principal consecrator of:[1]

and the principal co-consecrator of:[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Archbishop Jan Wyk" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 3, 2016
  2. ^ "Archdiocese of Gniezno" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 3, 2016
  3. ^ "Metropolitan Archdiocese of Gniezno" GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved July 3, 2016
  4. ^ a b c Jacek J?druch (1998). Constitutions, elections, and legislatures of Poland, 1493-1977: a guide to their history. EJJ Books. p. 114. ISBN 978-0-7818-0637-4. Retrieved 2011.

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