"Secret inscription dated 1770" Top 5 Page for this destination Church of St. Francis and St Bernard Tip by matcrazy1

by matcrazy1

Enlarge my picture to see, almost unreadable, inscription put on the wall of St. Francis church. It was a kind of beautiful posthumous tribute to Maria Nagurski made by her husband count Nagurski. Maria Nagurski was "podkomorzy" of Duchy of Samogitia - western and mostly autonomic part of Grand Duchy of Lithuania (part of Commonwealth of Poland and Lithuania that time - are you confused ? :-). Well, "podkomorzy" was a high-ranking landed official in the past (in Poland till 18th c., in Lithuania till the beginning of 20th century). He/she was responsible for fixed properties/real estates and the servants.

The inscription was made in 1770
and was interesting for me not only because it was in my native, Polish language. Well, it was written in old Polish language, old-fashionable and not used nowadays - something like original Shakespeare's language for English natives, I suppose.

Address: Maironio gatve 10, Vilnius
Directions: From the Cathedral Square walk Pilies gatve (Castle Street), turn first stree left (Bernardinu gatve), churches at its end, across Maironio gatve.
Phone: +370 (5) 260 92 92
Website: http://www.vilnius.lt/new/en/gidas.php?open=39&root=1&sub_cat1=81#28

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  • Updated Jun 18, 2004
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