Benedykt Wiszowaty

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Benedykt Wiszowaty (Prussia c.1650 – Kosinowo after 1704) was a Polish Socinian author and publisher.

He was the great-grandson of Fausto Sozzini, grandson of Stanisław Wiszowaty, and son of Andrzej Wiszowaty Sr. (Latin: Andreas Wissowatius) and Aleksandra Rupniowska. Benedykt married Katarzyna Przypkowska and was father of Andrzej Wiszowaty Jr. who in 1724 became lecturer at the Unitarian College in Cluj.[1][2]


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He edited and published The Bibliotheca antitrinitariorum, or Antitrinitarian Library, in Freistadt, Austria, in 1684, from the work of Christopher Sandius, Amsterdam, who had died 4 years earlier. Some of the material had already appeared in the Bibliotheca Fratrum Polonorum of 1668 (not 1656).


  1. (Polish)
  2. George Huntston Williams, F. Forrester Church Continuity and discontinuity in church history 1979 "What we know of the life of Benedykt Wiszowaty (who died some time after 1704) is very meagre. It amounts, in effect, to only the sketchiest information. There is no record of his birth, nor of the academic centers which,"