Janusz Kiszka

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Janusz Kiszka

Janusz Kiszka (born 1600 in Krzywicze[1] (today Belarus) – 1653) was a Polish[2] politician and magnate in the 17th century Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Last of the Kiszka family. Royal Rotmistrz, starosta of Parnawa from 1610, Voivode of Polock since 1621, Field Lithuanian Hetman since 1635, Great Lithuanian Hetman since 1646.[3]

Raised a Calvinist, he converted with his father and brothers to Roman Catholicism in 1606. Unlike his siblings, he was quite tolerant of his former co-religionists, also because his wife was a Calvinist too.

He married Krystyna Drucka-Sokolińska, and had no heirs.

Bibliography[edit]

  1. ^ Herbarz polski Kaspra Niesieckiego S.J., t. V, Lipsk 1840, s. 103.
  2. ^ T. Wasilewski, Janusz Kiszka [w:] Polski Słownik Biograficzny, t. XII, 1966-1967, s. 508-510.
  3. ^ T. Wasilewski, Janusz Kiszka [w:] Polski Słownik Biograficzny, t. XII, 1966-1967, s. 508-510.