Johannes Dantiscus, (German: Johann(es) von Höfen-Flachsbinder,
Polish: Jan Dantyszek; 1 October 1485 – 27 October 1548) was
prince-bishop of Warmia and
Bishop of Chełmno (Culm). In recognition
of his diplomatic services for Polish kings, the bishop and poet is
also known as the Father of Polish Diplomacy.
Johannes Dantiscus' personal seal, a depiction located at Stanford
University Libraries, identifies him as Ioannes De Curiis, Pruss.
Varmien with St. Katherine, St. Jacob and St. Peter crests.
Dantiscus was born in Danzig (Gdańsk, Poland). His family's name was
von Höfen, while Flachsbinder was an occupational name derived
from his grandfather's ropemaking trade (literally flax binder).
Johannes took on the nickname Dantiscus in order to show that he was a
burgher of Danzig (Latin: Dantiscum) where his father was a brewer and
He finished his elementary studies at a parish school in Grudziądz
(Graudenz), and studied first in Greifswald, then in
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Archive of Dantiscus' works and correspondence, in English and Polish Works in Latin List of correspondents (in Polish only)
Bishop of Warmia
WorldCat Identities VIAF: 5031671 LCCN: n83147044 ISNI: 0000 0001 2118 7212 GND: 119442086 SELIBR: 281441 SUDOC: 033952248 BNF: cb124756729 (data) BNE: XX1130788 SN