In the first half of the XVI century king Sigismund I the Old build the cannon foundry and the arsenal close to Wawel Castle and Grodzka gate, now Grodzka St 64. It was a part of the city fortification system. In 1643 the building of arsenal was rebuild in early
Polish name for tapestry is “arras”, the word came from the city Arras in northern France, which was famous for its weaving workshops. The Wawel castle tapestry collection counted 360 pieces. They were used as a decoration in royal apartments starting from the XVI century. First tapestries were brought by
This army was created in 1939 as a response to the growing threat of German aggression. Its task was to protect Silesia and Western Małopolska region. It was leaded by general Antoni Szylling. Poland was attacked by German army on the 1st of September 1939, and already on the 2nd
According to the Pharmacy Museum the oldest pharmacy in Krakow was founded in 1278, it belonged to monks. But the city archive states that the first pharmacy was opened in 1336. Interesting that in the goods sold in these old pharmacies had nothing in common with medicine, mostly they were
At the beginning of the XVII century one outstanding Jewish bookseller appears. Chronicles state that he was bringing books even from Venice, that was quite a rear thing at those times. In 1618 the book store was closed by king Zygmunt III, as its existence was inducing the anti-Jewish tumults.
Anczyc Władysław Marceli was born in 1894, he was a doctor of musicology and a pianist. He was a son of Anczyc Wacław, famous Krakow printer and historian, and he became the last one in Anczyc dynasty. He inherited the family business, printing house, in 1938, but in fact it
Anczyc Wacław was born in 1866, he was a printer, owner of the printing house, historian. His farther was Anczyc Władysław Ludwik, famous Krakow writer, poet and printer. Wacław was studying history first at Jagiellonian University, then in Lipsk. After his farther’s death in 1883 he inherited his printing house.
Anczyc Władysław Ludwik was born in 1823, he was a son of famous actor and director Anczyc Zygmunt. He was using several pseudonims: Kazimierz Góralczyk, W.A.Lassota . He finished studies to become an apothecary, but, because of his conflict with pharmacy supervision organization, he was fired from the Jagiellonian University
Anczyc dynasty is from Saxony, Johann von Anschutz arrived to Poland approx. at the first half of the XVIII century with the army of August II. After the army left Poland Johann decided to stay here, at Breść close to river Bug, soon after this he was given the Polish
Anczyc Zygmunt was born in 1783, he was an actor, stage director, translator and writer. He was the grandson of the first of Anczyc dynasty in Poland, Johann von Anczyc and son of Jan Zygmunt Anczyc. He was studying in Wrocław, then he did military service in Austrian army, and