Wacław Maciejowski

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Wacław Aleksander Maciejowski
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Wacław Maciejowski in 1870
Born (1792-09-10)10 September 1792
Cierlicko, Austrian Empire
Died 10 February 1883(1883-02-10) (aged 90)
Warsaw, Congress Poland
Resting place Warsaw
Nationality Polish
Alma mater University of Warsaw, Humboldt University of Berlin, University of Göttingen
Occupation Historian

Wacław Aleksander Maciejowski (10 September 1792[1] – 10 February 1883)[2] was a Polish historian.

Maciejowski was born in Cierlicko near Cieszyn.[1] He studied in Warsaw, Berlin, and Göttingen, and became professor of law at the University of Warsaw in 1819.[2]

He wrote three major works: a history of Slavic legislation (1832–38, 4 vols.; 2nd ed. 1856–65, 6 vols.), a history of Polish literature since the 16th century (1851–62, 3 vols.) and a history of the peasants of Poland (1874);[2] the latter was the first monograph to be written on the Polish peasantry.[3] He followed the historical Romanticism of Joachim Lelewel,[3] and had a Pan-Slavic outlook.[2]


  1. ^ a b Golec, Józef; Bojda, Stefania (1995). Słownik biograficzny ziemi cieszyńskiej (in Polish). 2. p. 129. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Maciejowski". Meyers Konversations-Lexikon (in German). 11 (4th ed.). 1890. p. 32. 
  3. ^ a b John D. Stanley (2006). "Introduction". In Peter Brock, John D. Stanley & Piotr J. Wróbel. Nation and History: Polish Historians from the Enlightenment to the Second World War. University of Toronto Press. p. 7. ISBN 0-8020-9036-2. 

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