Mathias Casimir Sarbiewski; Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski

[Mathias Casimir Sarbiewski] Poet; called the Horace of Poland. Born in 1595 near Plonsk, Poland; died in 1649 in Warsaw, Poland. He entered the Society of Jesus and was ordained priest in 1623. He taught at Vilna, and was preacher to King Wladislaw in 1635. He excelled in lyrics, especially in patriotic odes and was commissioned by Pope Urban VIII to revise the hymns of the Breviary. Also the author of prose works on literary and religious subjects.

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