Józef Maksymilian Ossoliński, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Józef Maksymilian Ossoliński

Polish noble, writer and politician

Date of Birth: 01-Jan-1748

Place of Birth: Wola Mielecka, Podkarpackie Voivodeship, Poland

Date of Death: 17-Mar-1829

Profession: poet, politician, librarian, historian

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Józef Maksymilian Ossoliński

  • Count Józef Kajetan Piotr Maksymilian Ossolinski known as Józef Maksymilian Ossolinski (1748 – 17 March 1826) was a Polish nobleman, landowner, politician, novelist, poet, historian and researcher into literature, historian, translator, lexicographer, bibliophile, a forerunner of Slavic studies and a leading figure of the Polish Enlightenment.
  • He founded the Ossolinski Institute in Lwów to which he donated his immense library and other collections of manuscripts and coins.Józef was a member of many learned institutions, and a doctor honoris causa of the Jagiellonian University.
  • He became one of the first Polish politicians from Galicia.
  • He took Austrian citizenship when he became prefect of the Imperial Austrian Library in 1793 in Vienna.
  • He employed Samuel Linde as his "Gräfliche Ossolinskische Bibliothekar", librarian of the Ossolinski Library until 1803 and under his patronage compiler of the first Polish Lexicon.

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