Lubomirski family

Lubomirski Family

Lubomirski family

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Lubomirski family () is a Polish szlachta (nobility) family. The family used the "Szreniawa without a cross" arms and their motto was: Nil conscire sibi ("To have a conscience free from guilt").

Because Polish adjectives have different forms for the genders, Lubomirska is the form for a female family member.

History

The Lubomirski were a powerful magnate family. The first information about the family dates back to the end of the 14th century, on the Little Poland Land in about 1398 . Their family name derives from that place's name. Their coat of arms is called "Drużyna". They were average, affluent, old nobility of the Roman Catholic religion. The family became an important one in Rzeczpospolita at 16th century, but individual members' lordly ambitions appeared only at the end of 16th century.

The family career began with Stanisław Lubomirski (d. 1585), who was the owner of a few villages. But his son Sebastian already held several positions. Sebastian was the Zupnik and Burgrave of Kraków, as well as the castellan of Małogoszcz, Biecz and Wojnicz, and the starost of Sandomierz, Sącz and Spiš. Sebastian's position as the Spiš's starost was particularly important, both for prestige and for profit. His management of the salt mines granted by King Stefan Batory allowed him to increase his fortune and opportunities, and Sebastian became the first senator in the family. In 1593, he bought...
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