Raphael Kalinowski

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Birthday
1, 1835
Birthplace
Vilnius, Lithuania
Death Date
Nov 15, 1907 (72)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
1, 1835
Birthplace
Vilnius, Lithuania
Death Date
Nov 15, 1907 (72)

About

Polish friar who founded many monasteries around Poland after the suppression by the Russians.

Before Fame

He joined the Imperial Russian Army in 1862 but quickly resigned to join the Polish insurrection.

Trivia

He was a prisoner of war in Siberia for ten years due to his participation in the Polish resistance.

Family Life

His father was a mathematics professor.

Associated With

He was canonized by Pope John Paul II in 1991.