Jakub Ostroróg

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Jakub Ostroróg (c. 1516-1568) was a prominent 16th-century Polish magnate and politician from Poznań. He was one of the main leaders of the community of Bohemian Brethren, who were followers of Jan Hus, in the area.[1] After his appointment as Starosta General of Poznań (1566), the influence of local magnates, who generally supported Protestant causes, on the affairs of Poland's royal cities increased markedly.[2] Under his patronage the Protestant community in Poznań expanded, although it subsequently declined over the course of the 17th century, after his death.[3]

He was a major supporter of the Executionist movement.[4]

He owned property in Ostroróg, a village located about 47 kilometers northwest of Poznań, which was used as a residence of the seniors of the Bohemian Brethren movement.[5]


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  2. ^ Miller, Jaroslav (2008). Urban societies in East-Central Europe: 1500-1700. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. p. 152. ISBN 978-0-7546-5739-2. Retrieved 4 November 2011. 
  3. ^ Alvis, Robert E. (2005). Religion and the rise of nationalism: a profile of an East-Central European city. Syracuse University Press. p. 31. ISBN 978-0-8156-3081-4. Retrieved 4 November 2011. 
  4. ^ Samsonowicz, Henryk (1990). Historia Polski do roku 1795. Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne. p. 135. ISBN 978-83-02-04285-0. 
  5. ^ Académie Polonaise des Sciences Institute d'Histoire de la Science et de la Technique (1971). Organon. Paʹnstwowe Wydawn. Naukowe. p. 258. Retrieved 4 November 2011.