Karol Ferdynand Vasa

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Karol Ferdynand Waza
Charles Ferdinand Vasa.PNG
Father Sigismund III Vasa
Mother Constance of Austria
Born (1613-10-13)October 13, 1613
Warsaw, Poland
Died May 9, 1655(1655-05-09) (aged 41)
Wyszków, Poland
Buried Jesuits' Church in Warsaw[1]

Charles Ferdinand Vasa (Karol Ferdynand Waza) (October 13, 1613 in Warsaw - May 9, 1655 in Wyszków), was Prince-Bishop of Breslau/Wrocław from 1625, bishop of Płock from 1640 and Duke of Oppeln Opole from 1648 to 1655.

Biography[edit]

Charles Ferdinand was the fourth son of King Sigismund III Vasa and his wife Constance of Austria and the brother of John Casimir, John Albert, Alexander Charles and Anna Catherine Constance.

Charles Ferdinand was a great patron of art and supporter of the Society of Jesus (he had an enormous silver altar built for the Jesuit Church in Warsaw[2]). In the 1640s, royal architect, Giovanni Battista Gisleni built for him a palace situated on the northern bastion of the Warsaw Royal Castle fortifications. It was later ransacked and destroyed by Sweds and Germans of Brandenburg in 1650s, during the Deluge.[3] He also had a large wooden palace in Wyszków.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Alicja Saar-Kozłowska, Infantka Szwecji i Polski, Anna Wazówna.
  2. ^ Lileyko Jerzy, Życie codzienne w Warszawie za Wazów, Warszawa, 1984. ISBN 83-06-01021-3
  3. ^ Ibid.
  4. ^ Wyszków website
  5. ^ Otmuchów. Gotycki zamek biskupi rozbudowany w stylu renesansowym i barokowym.

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Karol Ferdynand Vasa
Born: 13 October 1613 in Warsaw Died: 9 May 1655 in Wyszków
Religious titles
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Karl von Innerösterreich
Prince-Bishop of Wrocław
1625-1655
(He was represented by Administrator Johann Balthasar Liesch von Hornau, because Vasa did not reside in Breslau)
Succeeded by
Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria
Religious titles
Preceded by
Stanisław Łubieński
Bishop of Płock
1640-1655
Succeeded by
Jan Gembicki