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Opalinski, Kasimir Johann (d. 1693), Bishop of [[Culm (Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)|Culm]], Poland ([[West Prussia|West Prussia]] from 1772 to 1918), the scion of an old Polish family which was named for the town of Opalencia near [[Poznań Voivodeship (Poland)|Posen]]. His father was Voivode of Kalisch. He entered a monastery at an early age. His first opportunity to demonstrate his zeal was in driving all the heretics from the estates of the Cistercian monastery at Blesen, of which he was abbot. In 1681 he was appointed Bishop of Culm. To the Mennonites of the Culm Marsh, who were needed to drain the land, he issued a document of protection on 27 June 1689, promising the toleration of their religion.
 
Opalinski, Kasimir Johann (d. 1693), Bishop of [[Culm (Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)|Culm]], Poland ([[West Prussia|West Prussia]] from 1772 to 1918), the scion of an old Polish family which was named for the town of Opalencia near [[Poznań Voivodeship (Poland)|Posen]]. His father was Voivode of Kalisch. He entered a monastery at an early age. His first opportunity to demonstrate his zeal was in driving all the heretics from the estates of the Cistercian monastery at Blesen, of which he was abbot. In 1681 he was appointed Bishop of Culm. To the Mennonites of the Culm Marsh, who were needed to drain the land, he issued a document of protection on 27 June 1689, promising the toleration of their religion.
 
 
 
= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. <em>Mennonitisches Lexikon</em>., 4 v. Frankfurt &amp; Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 306.
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Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. <em>Mennonitisches Lexikon</em>., 4 v. Frankfurt &amp; Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 306.
  
 
Niesiecki, Kasper. <em>Herbarz polski Kaspra Niesieckiego S.J.</em> W Lipsku : Breitkopf i Haertel, 1839-1846: VII, 113.
 
Niesiecki, Kasper. <em>Herbarz polski Kaspra Niesieckiego S.J.</em> W Lipsku : Breitkopf i Haertel, 1839-1846: VII, 113.
  
 
Orgelbrand, Samuel. <em>S. Orgelbranda encyklopedja powszechna</em>. Warszawa : Wydawn. Towarzystwa Akcyjnego odlewni czcionek i drukarni S. Orgelbranda synów, 1898-1912.: II, 99.
 
Orgelbrand, Samuel. <em>S. Orgelbranda encyklopedja powszechna</em>. Warszawa : Wydawn. Towarzystwa Akcyjnego odlewni czcionek i drukarni S. Orgelbranda synów, 1898-1912.: II, 99.
 
 
 
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Opalinski, Kasimir Johann (d. 1693), Bishop of Culm, Poland (West Prussia from 1772 to 1918), the scion of an old Polish family which was named for the town of Opalencia near Posen. His father was Voivode of Kalisch. He entered a monastery at an early age. His first opportunity to demonstrate his zeal was in driving all the heretics from the estates of the Cistercian monastery at Blesen, of which he was abbot. In 1681 he was appointed Bishop of Culm. To the Mennonites of the Culm Marsh, who were needed to drain the land, he issued a document of protection on 27 June 1689, promising the toleration of their religion.

Bibliography

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon., 4 v. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 306.

Niesiecki, Kasper. Herbarz polski Kaspra Niesieckiego S.J. W Lipsku : Breitkopf i Haertel, 1839-1846: VII, 113.

Orgelbrand, Samuel. S. Orgelbranda encyklopedja powszechna. Warszawa : Wydawn. Towarzystwa Akcyjnego odlewni czcionek i drukarni S. Orgelbranda synów, 1898-1912.: II, 99.


Author(s) Herbert Wiebe
Date Published 1959


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Wiebe, Herbert. "Opalinski, Kasimir Johann (d. 1693)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 28 Dec 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Opalinski,_Kasimir_Johann_(d._1693)&oldid=76685.

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Wiebe, Herbert. (1959). Opalinski, Kasimir Johann (d. 1693). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 December 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Opalinski,_Kasimir_Johann_(d._1693)&oldid=76685.




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