Władysław Siciński

Władysław Wiktoryn Siciński (Lithuanian: Čičinskas) (ca. 1615-1672) was a member of the Polish-Lithuanian nobility and dignitary of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Lord Master-of-the-Table (since 1655) and Lord Vice-Justice (since 1666) of Upytė, he was among the envoys of the Trakai Voivodeship nobility to the Parliament of 1652.

A Protestant, he is credited with using the liberum veto for the first time in Polish history. Some historians have speculated, that he might have acted on orders from Janusz Radziwiłł, through Wisner observed there is no evidence to support this theory.[1]

Legend in Lithuania and Literature

He became legendary in Lithuania in folks legends, as an incredibly cruel landlord. He is a popular character in Lithuanian and Polish literature.


  1. Henryk Wisner (2000). Janusz Radziwiłł 1612-1655: wojewoda wileński, hetman wielki litewski. MADA. p. 153. ISBN 978-83-86170-48-7.

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