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Letter #3876

[Ioannes DANTISCUS] to [Ɓukasz GÓRKA]
Heilsberg (Lidzbark WarmiƄski), 1539-08-01

English register:

Dantiscus comes to the defence of the Bishop of Kulm [Tiedemann Giese], who was recently sharply reprimanded in a letter from the Archbishop of Gniezno [Jan Latalski] for disobedience and evading his jurisdiction. The Archbishop threatened he would inform on Giese to the King [Sigismund I Jagiellon]. Meanwhile, according to the bull of confirmation that Dantiscus received when he was taking over the Kulm diocese, the Bishops of Kulm are subordinate to the archbishop of Riga. Giese is happy to leave the archbishop of Riga if the Pope [Paul III] should so decide, but according to Dantiscus it is not possible to do so sooner without causing great confusion. Dantiscus asks the addressee to justify and defend Giese before the king.

From Giese’s letter the addressee will learn of the violence he suffered from [the gentry of] DobrzyƄ Land and from the people of GdaƄsk. He also asks for advice and for support for Giese on this matter at the royal court.




Manuscript sources:
1office copy in Latin, in secretary's hand, AAWO, AB, D. 7, f. 99v (b.p.), 104r
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