Zachariasiewicz was born on September 11, 1823, in Radymno. During 1842–44 he was a prisoner of Špilberk Castle. Co-editor of Tygodnik Polski, where he published poem Machabeusze. For publishing this work and also for participation in Revolutions of 1848, Zachariasiewicz was imprisoned in Terezín for two years. He was a nephew or grandnephew of the bishop Franciszek Zachariasiewicz (1770–1845).
He died on May 7, 1906, in Krzywcza.
In Lviv Zachariasiewicz was publishing and editing magazines:
- Postęp (1848), a radical political magazine, with K. Widman
- Tygodnik Polski (1849)
- Nowiny (1854–1856)
- Kółko Rodzinne (1860)
His notable novels include:
- Skromne nadzieje (1854)
- Na kresach (1860)
- Święty Jur (1862), vol. 1–3
- Człowiek bez jutra (1871)
- Zły interes (1876)
- Wybór pism (1886–1888), a collection of works, vol. 1–11
- "Zachariasiewicz Jan Chryzostom". Internetowa encyklopedia PWN (in Polish). Retrieved 2007-04-24.
- "Zachariasiewicz Jan Chryzostom". WIEM Encyclopedia (in Polish). Retrieved 2007-04-24.
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