Hippolytus (archbishop of Gniezno)

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Gniezno Cathedral where Hippolytus was Archbishop

Hippolytus or Hipolit (died c. 1027) was an early medieval archbishop of Gniezno. [1] His place and date of birth date are unknown but the medieval historian Jan Długosz claims that he was of noble birth and a Roman citizen. Modern scholars generally agree that he was not Polish.[2]

He was appointed Bishop between 18 April 1025 and 25 December 1025 in Gniezno Cathedral by Boleslaw I the Brave and was primate of Poland through the last part of Boleslaw's reign and the beginning of Mieszko II Lambert's.

He died in 1027 and is buried in Gniezno Cathedral.

Religious titles
Preceded by
Radzim Gaudenty
Archbishop of Gniezno
1025 - 1027
Succeeded by
Bossuta Stefan


  1. ^ Metropolitan Archdiocese of Gniezno at gcatholic.org
  2. ^ A. P. Vlasto The Entry of the Slavs into Christendom: An Introduction to the Medieval History of the Slavs, CUP Archive ltd, 1970 page 137.