Wacław Sobieski 1872-1935

He was graduate and later Professor of the Jagiellonian University until the Chair of Universal History was abolished by administrative decision of the Minister of Education from the Piłsudski camp Colonel Wacław Jędrzejewicz. That decision was considered a retaliation for Sobieski’s attempts to demonstrate that the success of the Polish army in the battle of Warsaw against the Bolsheviks (1920) was more the result of plans and decisions by commanders other than Józef Piłsudski. As a historian, he was associated with the National Democrats, and was a member of the National League and of the National Democratic Party. He wrote, inter alia, Trybun ludu szlacheckiego [“Champion of the nobility”] (1905), Polska a hugenoci po nocy św. Bartłomieja [“Poland and the Huguenots after St. Bartholomew’s Day”] (1910), Żółkiewski na Kremlu [“Żółkiewski in the Kremlin”] (1920) and Dzieje Polski [“History of Poland”], vols. 1–3 (1923–1925).


This website is a part of the project entitled ‘Polish Political Thought and Independence: A Program for the Promotion of Polish Intellectual Heritage Abroad’, generously funded
by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland as A part of ‘Public Diplomacy 2017’ programme, component ‘Collaboration in the field of Public Diplomacy 2017’.
Design by Stereoplan