() 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.
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
, as well as the castellan
, and the starost
. 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... Read More