Cyprian (bishop of Wrocław)

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Cyprian was a medieval Bishop of Wrocław and Lubusz.[1]

Little is known about his origins, career or his Episcopal work. From 1193 he was Abbot of the ołbińskim monastery and in April 1198 became Bishop of Lubusz. In 1201 was elected bishop in Wrocław becoming the first bishop of Wroclaw selected by the Cathedral chapter not directly by the Prince.

He was a close associate and supporter of Silesian Princes Bolesław and Henry the Bearded. With Archbishop of Gniezno, Henryk Kietlicz, he acted as advocate between the warring Piast Princes.

He oversaw the foundation of the monastery in Trzebnica. Tradition attributes the removal of the last pagan places of worship to him.[2] He died 16 November 1207.[3]


  1. ^ Bishops of Wroclaw in the history Archived 2014-02-01 at the Wayback Machine Kuria Metropolitalna Wroclawska Website.
  2. ^ As described in the Chronicle of the 17th century "the Annales Jaurani bei Rohinus"
  3. ^ Metropolitan Archdiocese of Wrocław Poland at GCatholic Website.
Religious titles
Preceded by
Jarosław, Duke of Opole
Bishop of Wrocław
1201 - 1207
Succeeded by