Jan (bishop of Wrocław)

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Jan (Latin: Johannes Wrotizlaensis episcopus) was the first bishop of Wrocław. He took power over the diocese of Wrocław at the time of its establishment in the year 1000.[1]

He had a brick cathedral to replace an older wooden church, but this was destroyed in a pagan revolt in 1031, and the diocese ceased to function.The diocese was re-established in 1050 with Jerome as Bishop.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jan Kopiec,The dioceses of the Holy Roman Empire until the secularization pages 128–129. (isbn=3-451-28075-2
  2. ^ All numbering of the bishops dates from this time which is why Jan is not known as Jan I.