Piotr Myszkowski (bishop)

bp Piotr Myszkowski

Piotr Myszkowski (c. 1510 – 1591) was a 16th-century Roman Catholic Bishop of Plock and Kraków, in Poland.[1][2]

Early life

Piotr Myszkowski was born about 1510 at Przeciszów into the Jastrzębiec noble family and studied at the Academy of Kraków from 1527. He took further studies in Padua in 1535 and Rome around 1542.

Church career

He was Bishop of Plock in the years 1567–1577, when he transferred to the bishopric of Cracow on 5 July 1577 year. Here he was Vice-Chancellor of the Crown and Secretary of the Crown in 1559 and the dean of Kraków Cathedral in 1560.[3] He was appointed a canon of Kraków and Gniezno.[4]

And as Bishop of Kraków, convened a diocesan synod and expanded the palaces of the Bishops of Kraków in Kielce and Bodzentyn. He also supported the Jesuits and the Dominicans.

Government career

He was a royal secretary and He was a signatory of the Act of Union of Lublin 1569.[5] In 1575 he signed the election of the emperor Maximilian II of Habsburg.[6]

He died 5 April 1591 in Kraków and was buried in the chapel of St. Dominika przy kościele church, in the family vaults.


  1. Volumina Legum, Vol. II, St. Petersburg 1859.
  2. Piotr Myszkowski at Catholic-Hierarchy.org
  3. Volumina Legum, Volume II, St. Petersburg 1859. p. 87
  4. Piotr Myszkowski at Catholic-Hierarchy.org
  5. Volumina Legum, Volume II, St. Petersburg 1859. p 87
  6. Leszek Kieniewicz, Senate for the Stefan Batory Foundation, Warsaw 2000, p. 299
Religious titles
Preceded by
Andrzej Noskowski
Archbishop of Gniezno
Succeeded by
Piotr Dunin Wolski

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