Opatówek, Congress Poland, Russian Empire
|Occupation||Polish politician, historian and journalist|
Agaton Giller (Opatówek, Congress Poland, Russian Empire, 1831 – 87, Stanisławów, Austro-Hungary) was a Polish historian, journalist and politician. He and his brother Stefan Giller played notable roles in the Polish independence movement and in the January 1863 Uprising.
He was a participant in the January Uprising and was one of the leaders  of the "Red" faction among the insurrectionists as a member of the Central National Committee (Komitet Centralny Narodowy) and the Provisional National Government (Tymczasowy Rząd Narodowy). After being exiled to Siberia by the Imperial Russian authorities, he became the first Siberian historian and biographer of other deported Poles.
Later, in exile in Paris, he was a journalist with such periodicals as Ojczyzna (The Fatherland) and Kurier Paryski (The Paris Courier), a founder of Polish self-assistance organizations, and a founder of the Polish National Museum in Rapperswil, in Switzerland's Canton of St. Gallen.
He wrote many historical and biographical works, articles and studies.
- Goonetilleke, D.C.R.A. (2007). Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness: A Routledge Study Guide. Taylor & Francis. p. 4. ISBN 9780203003787. Retrieved 2014-11-23.
- Works by or about Agaton Giller at Internet Archive
- Polish Museum (Polish Museum Rapperswil)
- Opatówek history - on The Giller Brothers' Communal Public Library in Opatówek page
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