Oskar Zawisza

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Oskar Zawisza
Born (1878-11-23)November 23, 1878
Jablunkov, Austrian Silesia
Died January 18, 1933(1933-01-18) (aged 54)
Těrlicko, Czechoslovakia
Ethnicity Polish
Citizenship Austrian, Czechoslovak
Occupation Catholic priest, publicist
Religion Roman Catholicism

Oskar Zawisza (23 November 1878 in Jablunkov - 18 January 1933 in Těrlicko) was a Polish Catholic priest, composer and educational activist.

He was son of a teacher from Jablunkov. Zawisza finished German gymnasium in Bielsko and Theological faculty in Olomouc. He was a pupil of Czech composer Josef Nešvera. Zawisza was ordained as a priest on 23 July 1902. Then he became curate in Petrovice u Karviné, Dolní Bludovice, Niemiecka Lutynia, Strumień and Cieszyn. On 1 July 1911 he became a rector in Těrlicko.

He collaborated with Gwiazdka Cieszyńska and Zaranie Śląskie magazines. Zawisza conducted historical and etnographic research and wrote also several books: Dzieje Strumienia (History of Strumień), Dzieje Karwiny (History of Karwina) and Śpiewnik góralski (Highlander's songbook); and operas Dożynki, Święta Barbara and Czarne diamenty, symphonic poem Znad brzegów Olzy and symphony Z niwy śląskiej.

References[edit]

  • Golec, Józef; Stefania Bojda (1993). Słownik biograficzny Ziemi Cieszyńskiej 1. Cieszyn. p. 267. OCLC 69547117. 
  • Kocych-Imielska, Maria (1989). Zapomniany historyk i ludoznawca. In: Kalendarz Cieszyński 1990. Cieszyn, pp. 128–130.
  • Miękina, Leon (2001). Znów minie wiek...: Antologia literatury nadolziańskiej. Cieszyn: Macierz Ziemi Cieszyńskiej. p. 162. ISBN 83-88271-11-3. 

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