Szczytt

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Niemirowicz-Szczytt (Polish: [ɲɛmiˈrɔvit͡ʂ ˈʂt͡ʂɨt]; plural in Polish Niemirowiczowie-Szczyttowie) was a noble Polish family. It used Jastrzębiec coat of arms. They also used another forms of surname like Niemirowicz-Szczyt, Szczytt-Niemirowicz, Szczyt-Niemirowicz, Szczytt or Szczyt.[1]

The family is directly descended from Jan Niemira of Wsielub, the boyar coming from the Grand Duchy of Lithuania who was adopted during the Union of Horodło by Wojciech Jastrzębiec, the then bishop of Cracow and granted Polish coat of arm Jastrzębiec.

Szczytt family belonged to the higher class of Lithuanian nobility (panięta) in the first half of 16th century.[1]

One of the first prominent member of this family was Jan Szczytowicz (d. 1519 or 1520), prince's marshall (hospodarski marszałek) during the reign of Zygmunt I Stary.[2]

Notable members[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lulewicz, Henryk (2011). "Jan Szczytowicz (Szczyt)". Polski Słownik Biograficzny. 47. Polska Akademia Nauk & Polska Akademia Umiejętności. p. 557. 
  2. ^ Lulewicz, Henryk (2011). "Jan Szczytowicz (Szczyt)". Polski Słownik Biograficzny. 47. Polska Akademia Nauk & Polska Akademia Umiejętności. pp. 556–558. 

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Further reading[edit]

  • T. Jaszczołt, Ród Niemiry z Wsielubia - Niemirowiczowie i Szczytowie herbu Jastrzębiec do połowy XVI wieku. In: Unia w Horodle na tle stosunków polsko-litewskich, ed. S. Górzynski, Wydawnictwo DiG, Warszawa 2015, p. 230-245.