Janik (archbishop of Gniezno)

Jan Gryfita (first name also spelled Janik or Janisław, ? - 1167 or 1176) was an archbishop of Gniezno (1149 – c. 1167) and bishop of Wrocław (1146 – 1149). Together with his brother Klemens, he was a co-founder of abbey Cistercians in Jędrzejów. He was likely the patron and fundator of the Gniezno Doors.

His Excellency

Jan Gryfita
Archbishop of Gniezno
Janik (Jaksa) Gryfita rys. Alfons Matuszkiewicz.jpg
ChurchRoman Catholic
ArchdioceseGniezno
Installedunknown
Personal details
Died1167
Coat of armsCoat of arms of Jan Gryfita

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Further readingEdit

  • M.L. Wójcik, Ród Gryfitów do końca XIII wieku. Pochodzenie — genealogia — rozsiedlenie, "Historia" CVII, Wrocław 1993

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Religious titles
Preceded by
Jakub
Archbishop of Gniezno
1149 - c. 1167
Succeeded by
Zdzisław I