Żupański Jan Konstanty (1804-1883)

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He was a bookseller and publisher. His family named Zupanos came to Greater Poland from Macedonia in XVIII-th century. He was born in 1804 in Poznań. After finishing the secondary school of Saint Maria Magdalena he studied law in Berlin. He came back to Poznań in 1835 and later he opened his own book store near to the Old Town square.

His store was one of the most famous stores in the city. He also published around 600 titles like memoirs of Jędrzej Kitowicz, Hugon Kołłątaj, Józef Wybicki i gen. Jan Henryk Dąbrowskiego, works of Adam Mickiewicz, Joachim Lelewel, Wincenty Pol, Sofocles, Sheakspire, Karol Libelt and Maksymilian Jackowski. He worked with the Towarzystwo Pomocy Naukowej and in 1857 he was one of the initiators of the Poznańskie Towarzystwo Przyjaciół Nauk. He died in 1883 and was buried on the cemetery for people devoted to Greater Poland on the hill of Saint Adalbert,


 

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