1. Nagrobek bpa Adama Konarskiego wykonany został w XVI wieku. Fot. ze zbiorów UMP.
1. Nagrobek bpa Adama Konarskiego wykonany został w XVI wieku. Fot. ze zbiorów UMP.
1. Nagrobek bpa Adama Konarskiego wykonany został w XVI wieku. Fot. ze zbiorów UMP.
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Poznan’s bishops were not only ministers of their faith but also diplomats. In pursuing the missions entrusted to them by state rulers, they strived to protect Poland’s national interests. Adam Konarski, whose remains are buried in the Holy Trinity Chapel, lived in the 16th century and worked by the side of the Pope. In defence of Poland’s interests, he sued the Spanish ruler Felipe II for having misappropriated the property of Queen Bona.

Much like the tombstone of the Górka family, that of Konarski came from the workshop of the famous royal sculptor Hieronim Canavesi. When he carved the tombstone, Canavesi chose to immortalise his own name. The resulting Latin inscription on its ledge says, in translation: Made by Hieronim Canavesi, who lives in Kraków at ul. św. Floriana.

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