Brzykowie, Wargoccy, Czechowiczowie - przedstawiciele elity władzy w Przemyślu w drugiej połowie XVI wieku
Brzyk, Wargocki and Czechowicz families – representatives of ruling elite in Przemyśl in the second half of sexteen century
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Brzyk, Wargocki and Czechowicz families earned their place in town’s history in the second half of sexteen century not only assuming the most import ant office in the town, but also consisting group the richest and the most educated Przemyśl’ inhabitans of this period. The chronological range of the article are appointed by essential dates in the development of self-government of Przemyśl. In the 1551 year make-up of the town council was awidened (instead of four from now on eight town councillors formed it). However 27 IX III 1602 king Sigmund III Zygmunt issued privilege establishing the manner of choice of municipal authorities of Przemyśl. Out of three above mentioned families the most places in studies were devoted to the Brzyks. It results mainly from the fact, that they were the owners of three tenement-houses in the mainsquare, which were the subject of archtecional studies of J.T. Frazik. Another family, which members seated themselves in city authorities in the second half of the sexteen century were Wargocki’s. The majority from it’s representatives was educated, probably at Cracow Academy. A fact is attesting to it, that everyone of Wargocki’s, being echevins and councillors, worked also in the municipal chancellery. Family having a few representatives in the ruling elite in the second half of the sexteen century were also Czechowicz. The Brzyks we can determine with name of the merchant family, because each of it representatives was engaged in trade (mainly with cloth) to the high scale. Next we can treat the Wargocki family as the intellectual elite of the Przemyśl burgesses. However Bartłomiej Czech and his sons Jakub, Maciej and Stanisław are representatives of craftsmen (specifically of tailors) which had a career reaching positions of echevins or town councillors.
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