Benedykt Chmielowski

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Benedykt Joachim Chmielowski (1700–1753) was a Polish priest born in Łuck.

He wrote Nowe Ateny — the first Polish-language encyclopedia. It was first published in 1745-46; the second edition was supplemented between 1754 and 1764.

Chmielowski is also the author of the popular prayer Bieg roku całego (1728), printed in 20x[clarification needed] in the 18th and 19th centuries. He also compiled and published a roll of arms (Zbiór krótki herbów polskich, oraz wsławionych cnotą i naukami Polaków, 1763) and authored a religious novel (Ucieczka przez świętych do Boga, 1730).

Further reading[edit]

  • Maria Wichowa (1999) Ksiądz Benedykt Chmielowski jako uczony barokowy (Napis, Seria V/1999, s. 45)