Wincenty of Kielcza

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Wincenty of Kielcza (c. 1200 – after 1262) was a Polish canon in Cracow, a poet writing in Latin, composer, member of the Dominican Order. He was born in the village of Kielcza, Silesia. He is best known for his hymn "Gaude mater Polonia". Wincenty also wrote a shorter and a longer life of Saint Stanislaus of Szczepanów for his canonization.[1]


  1. ^ Nora Berend; Przemysław Urbańczyk; Przemysław Wiszewski (2013). Central Europe in the High Middle Ages: Bohemia, Hungary and Poland, c.900–c. 1300. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press. p. 482. ISBN 978-0-521-78156-5. Retrieved 13 October 2015.