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HIERONYMUS JAROSLAW LASKI (1496—1542)

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Originally appearing in Volume V16, Page 235 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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HIERONYMUS JAROSLAW LASKI (1496—1542), Polish diplo- Opera edited by A. Kuyper at Amsterdam in 1866. He died at matist, nephew of Archbishop Laski, was successively palatine Pinczow in January 1560 and was buried with great pomp by of Inowroclaw and of Sieradia. His first important mission was the Polish Protestants, who also struck a medal in his honour. to Paris in 1524, ostensibly to contract an anti-Turkish league Twice married, he left two sons and two daughters. His nephew (?) Albert Laski, who visited England in 1583, wasted a fortune with the French king, but really to bring about a matrimonial in aid of Dr Dee's craze for the " philosopher's stone." Laski's alliance between the dauphin, afterwards Henry II., and the daughter of King Sigismund I., a project which failed through writings are important for the organization of the ecclesia no fault of Laski's. The collapse of the Hungarian monarchy peregrinorum, and he was concerned in the Polish version of the at Mohacs (1526) first opened up a wider career to Laski's Bible, not published till 1563. See H. Dalton, Johannes a Lasco (1881), English version of the adventurous activity. Contrary to the wishes of his own earlier portion by J. Evans (1886); Bartels, Johannes a Lasco sovereign, Sigismund I., whose pro-Austrian policy he detested, (186o) ; Harboe, Schicksale des Johannes a Lasco (1758); R. Wallace, Antitrinitarian Biography (185o); Bonet-Maury, Early Sources of Eng. Unit. Christianity (1884); W. A. J. Archbold in Dicta Nat. Biog. (1892) under " Laski," George Pascal, Jean de Lasco (Paris, 1894); Life in Polish by Antoni Walewski (Warsaw, 1872); and Julian Bukowski, History of the Reformation in Poland (Pol.) (Cracow, 1883). (R. N. B.)
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