Stanisław Tarnowski

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Stanisław Tarnowski
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Stanisław Tarnowski as Rector of Jagiellonian University
Coat of arms Leliwa
Born (1837-11-07)7 November 1837
Dzików, Poland
Died 31 December 1917(1917-12-31) (aged 80)
Kraków, Poland
Noble family Tarnowski
Spouse(s) Róża Maria Branicka
Father Jan Bohdan Tarnowski
Mother Gabriela Małachowska

Count Stanisław Tarnowski (7 November 1837 – 31 December 1917) was a Polish nobleman (szlachcic), historian, literary critic, publicist.


During the January Uprising, Tarnowski was connected with the "Biali" ("White") liberal-conservative political faction. He was imprisoned from 1863 to 1865 by the Austrian authorities.

He co-authored Teka Stańczyka (1868).

From 1867 Tarnowski served as member of the Sejm in Galicia. In 1885 he became a member of the Herrenhaus in Vienna.

Between 1871 and 1909, he was a professor and twice Rector of Jagiellonian University. From 1873 he was a member, and from 1890 to 1917 chairman, of the Akademia Umiejetnosci (Polish Academy of Learning).