Edmund Dalbor

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Edmund Dalbor
Archbishop of Gniezno
Archbishop of Poznań
Edmund Dalbor.jpg
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
ArchdioceseGniezno
Poznań
SeeGniezno
Poznań
Appointed30 June 1915
Term ended13 February 1926
PredecessorEdward Likowski
SuccessorAugust Hlond
Other posts
Orders
Ordination25 February 1893
by Lucido Maria Parocchi
Consecration21 September 1915
by Felix von Hartmann
Created cardinal15 December 1919
by Pope Benedict XV
RankCardinal-Priest
Personal details
Birth nameEdmund Dalbor
Born30 October 1869
Ostrów Wielkopolski, Vistula Land
Died13 February 1926(1926-02-13) (aged 56)
Poznań, Second Polish Republic
BuriedGniezno Cathedral
Alma materPontifical Gregorian University
Coat of armsEdmund Dalbor's coat of arms
Styles of
Edmund Dalbor
Coat of arms of Edmund Dalbor.svg
Reference styleHis Eminence
Spoken styleYour Eminence
Informal styleCardinal
Edmund Dalbor's coat-of-arms on his burial monument in Gniezno Cathedral
Cardinal Dalbor's burial monument in Gniezno Cathedral

Edmund Dalbor (30 October 1869 – 13 February 1926) was a Polish Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of Gniezno and Poznań, thus Primate of Poland, from 1915 until his death. Dalbor was elevated to the cardinalate in 1919.

Biography[edit]

Edmund Dalbor was born in Ostrów Wielkopolski to Władysław and Katarzyna (née Rutkowska) Dalbor. Confirmed on 7 November 1889, he was educated at the Men's Grammar School in Ostrow, the University of Münster, and the seminary of Gniezno and Poznań before traveling to Rome in 1892 to further his studies.

Whilst in Rome, Dalbor was ordained to the priesthood by Cardinal Lucido Parocchi on 25 February 1893. He obtained his doctorate in canon law from the Pontifical Gregorian University on 6 July 1894, and became a parochial vicar in Poznań upon returning to Poland. After serving as vicar of the archcathedral and director of the chancery, Dalbor went to Gniezno, where he was a professor at its seminary and penitentiary of its cathedral. He became a canon theologian of the cathedral chapter of Poznań in 1901, also serving as confessor and chaplain of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth. He was raised to the rank of vicar general of Poznań in 1909 and Domestic Prelate of His Holiness on 23 November 1914.

On 30 June 1915, Dalbor was appointed Archbishop of Gniezno and Poznań by Pope Benedict XV; as Archbishop, he was also the spiritual leader of the Church in Poland. He received his episcopal consecration on the following 21 September from Felix Cardinal von Hartmann, with Bishops Adolf Bertram and Wilhelm Kloske serving as co-consecrators.

Benedict XV created him Cardinal-Priest of San Giovanni a Porta Latina in the consistory of 15 December 1919. Dalbor later participated in the papal conclave of 1922, which elected Pope Pius XI.

The Cardinal died in Poznań, at age 56. He is buried in the cathedral of Gniezno.

References[edit]

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Edward Likowski
Primate of Poland
1915–1926
Succeeded by
August Hlond
Archbishop of Gniezno
1915–1926
Preceded by
Edward Likowski
Archbishop of Poznań
1915–1926
Succeeded by
August Hlond