Jaksa from Miechów

Jaksa from Miechów was a magnate of Lesser Poland, he came from the Gryfit family. In 1162 he decided to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. He brought monks from the congregation of the Holy Sepulcher from there and founded a monastery in Miechów. He founded the second monastery in Krakow for the Norbertines who came from the Czech Republic, and gave them three villages – Zwierzyniec, Zabierzów and Bibice. He was also a benefactor of many other monasteries in Poland. To this day, in Zwierzyniec, today one of the districts of Krakow, there is a street named after him.

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