Lwowianie i torunianie z czasów dawnej Rzeczypospolitej uwzględnieni w 50 tomach "Polskiego słownika biograficznego"
Residents of Lviv and Torun in the old Rzeczpospolita considered throughout 50 volumes of the "Polish biographic dictionary"
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The authors of the article deal with a list of biographical entries of people connected with Lviv and Torun from the beginning of the 16th century until 1772 (for Lviv) and 1773 (for Torun) included in the Polish biographic dictionary. The major criterion was not family background, but close ties with the city in question. The list includes people born and educated in Torun and Lviv, who maintained contacts with the cities having moved to another place; the list also embraces people who were born somewhere else, but were associated with the cities or held some important office there. As far as the residents of Torun are concerned, for every 100 there were 90 burghers. Almost 150 biographical entries refer to people connected with Lviv, most of whom were burghers and thirty-six of whom were clergymen of various denominations. The number of women representing both cities is scarce; they are exclusively nuns (only 2% of the biographical entries concern women). Both cities are represented by Murinius, a Dominican priest from Torun whose family town was Lviv. He abandoned the monastic life and became a Lutheran preacher famous for speaking beautiful Polish
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