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Copernicus to Bishop Dantiscus

Frombork, 28 September 1541

Original: Czartoryski Library, Kraków, manuscript 1619, pp. 99-100.

Nicholas Copernicus (Nicolaus Copernicus) informs John Dantiscus, Bishop of Varmia, who has asked him for return of the epitaph, written by him for Lucas Watzenrode, Bishop of Varmia, predecessor of Dantiscus, and Uncle of Copernicus, that he returns the copy, since he does not have the original. He expresses his regret that the text of the epitaph could not be used, since on the grave of Lucas there was already engraved another inscription, perhaps not too suitable, but already prepared and accepted during the life by the deceased.







Further reading

  1. Further reading: Biskup M., Regesta Copernicana (Wrocław, 1973).
  2. Nicholas Copernicus Minor Works (Warsaw-Cracow, 1985).