Jan Tarnowski (1550–1605)

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Jan Tarnowski

Jan Tarnowski (c. 1550 – 14 September 1605 in Łowicz, Poland) was Archbishop of Gniezno and Primate of Poland. His coat of arms was Rola.

Jan was secretary of King Stefan Batory of Poland and a trusted adviser of King Sigismund III Vasa of Poland. In 1581 he became Referendarz of the Crown and in 1591 Deputy Chancellor of the Crown. He became also bishop of Poznań in 1598, bishop of Kujawy in 1600 and in 1604 Archbishop of Kraków and simultaneously Primate of Poland.

Preceded by
Łukasz Kościelski
Bishop of Poznań
Succeeded by
Wawrzyniec Goślicki
Preceded by
Stanisław Karnkowski
Primate of Poland
Archbishop of Gniezno

Succeeded by
Bernard Maciejowski