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Stanisław Kiszka (bishop)

Stanisław Kiszka (bishop)

Roman Catholic bishop
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Roman Catholic bishop
Countries Grand Duchy of Lithuania
Occupations Priest
Gender male
Death 13 February 1626 (Varniai)
Father: Stanislovas Kiška III
Siblings: Mikalojus Kiška IIJanusz KiszkaKrzysztof Kiszka
Spouse: Sophia Constance Zenowicz
The details

Stanisław Kiszka (Belarusian: Stanіslaў Kіshka, born in 1584 - died on February 13, 1626 in Wornie, Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth) was a Catholic Bishop and a convert from Calvinism. He was a noble, member of the Kiszka family.


Stanisław Kiszka was born as the eldest son of a family of Vitebsk governor Stanisław Kiszka and Elżbieta Sapieha. He was brought up in the Calvinist faith, which was very common among the Lithuanian at this time. Kiszka studied at the University of Padua. In 1604 he married Zofia Konstancja Zenowicz. In 1606, together with his father not unexpectedly moved to the Catholic faith, but the marriage was soon annulled, then Kiszka was ordained to the priesthood. In 1608 became Fundator of a church in Dokshytsy. In 1619 he was consecrated bishop and appointed Bishop of Samogitia. Stanisław Kiszka died on 13 February 1626.

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