Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Wawrzyniec Grzymała Goślicki (Latin: Laurentius Grimaldius Gosliscius; born between 1530 and 1540, died on October 31, 1607) was a Polish nobleman, Bishop of Poznań (1601-1607), political thinker and philosopher best known for his book De optimo senatore (1568; English translation: The Counsellor, 1598).
Born near Płock, after studying at Kraków's Jagiellonian University and at Padua and Bologna
He was an influence in the framing of Europe's first modern codified national constitution, and the world's second after the USA, the Polish Constitution of May 3, 1791.

Wawrzyniec Grzymała Goślicki See also

Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski
Andrzej Maksymilian Fredro