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Stanislaus (1030-1079) was born in Szczepanow near Kraków, where he
became bishop in 1072. He incurred the enmity of King Boleslaus the Bold
when he denounced the king's kidnapping of the beautiful wife of a nobleman.
When Stanislaus excommunicated the king and stopped services at the cathedral
when Boleslaus entered, Boleslaus himself killed Stanislaus while the bishop
was saying Mass in a chapel outside the city on April 11. Stanislaus has
long been the symbol of Polish nationhood and is the principal patron of
Jour de fęte 11 April.
Source: John Delaney, Dictionary of Saints, 1980
Jarig Bakker, 31 Jan 2008