Jan Lipski

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This article is about a 17th century bishop. For the 18th century Deputy Chancellor, see Jan Aleksander Lipski. For the 20th century writer and politician, see Jan Józef Lipski.

Jan Lipski (Count Jan VIII Lipski) of Łada coat of arms (1589–1641) was a bishop of Chełmno (1636–1639), crown referendary and Archbishop of Gniezno and Primate of Poland (from 1639).

Born in a noble family (szlachta) he chose an ecclesiastical career. He held several important posts at the court of Polish king Zygmunt III Waza and his wife Constance of Austria, later at the court of Władysław IV Waza. He became the bishop of Chełmno in 1636 and archbishop of Gniezno in 1639.

In 1637 he was sent by king Władysław to Vienna to escort his future wife, Cecylia Renata. At that time Emperor Ferdinand of the Holy Roman Empire gave him the title of count.

He died in 1641 in his palace in Łyszkowice; it was rumored that he was poisoned by the Protestants.

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Jakub Zadzik
Bishop of Chełmno
1636–1639
Succeeded by
Kasper Działyński
Preceded by
Jan VII Wężyk
Archbishop of Gniezno
Primate of Poland

1639–1641
Succeeded by
Maciej II Łubieński