TOMASZ UJAZDOWSKI (1796–1836) — PEDAGOG, PUBLICYSTA, WYDAWCA, „STAROŻYTNIK”, MIŁOŚNIK KSIĄŻEK I ZABYTKÓW PRZESZŁOŚCI, DZIAŁACZ POLITYCZNY
Biografia Ujazdowskiego. Pierwsze publikacje. Redagowanie „Pamiętnika Sandomierskiego”.
Publicystyka czasu powstania listopadowego („Tandeciarz”). Redagowanie „Rozmaitości Krakowskich”. Pomnik rycerstwa polskiego z wieku XV. Prywatny księgozbiór Ujazdowskiego i kolekcjonerstwo zabytków przeszłości.
TOMASZ UJAZDOWSKI (1796–1836) — A TEACHER, JOURNALIST, PUBLISHER, “ANTIQUARIAN”, LOVER OF BOOKS AND ANTIQUITIES, POLITICAL ACTIVIST
Tomasz Ujazdowski was born in 1796 in Vilnius. In 1812 he graduated from a school in Węgrów. The need to become financially independent prompted him to join the Piarist Order in Opole Lubelskie, where he took his perpetual vows. After completing his studies in Opole and Warsaw in 1817, he began to work as a teacher in Piarist-run schools. In 1819 he began his efforts to have his vows annulled. Despite the consent of his order’s authorities, we was not released. He started a family. His longest stint as a teacher was in the regional school in Kielce (1822–1826), from where he was transferred to the regional school in Kalisz. In the summer of 1827 he was dismissed and excluded from the teaching profession. In 1828–1830 we worked in the Public Library at the University of Warsaw. During the November Uprising he was active in the Patriotic Society. In 1826 he began to publish short articles in the Warsaw press about Polish monuments he encountered during his travels. He continued writing about them in Pamiętnik Sandomierski, a quarterly he published (1829–1830). He also included there old literary works as well as documents and articles concerning the regions of Podlasie, Sandomierz, Kraków and Kalisz. During the uprising he published a satirical magazine, Tandeciarz, where he fi ercely denounced traitors and those reluctant to fight against the partitioner. He used contemporary and old works, particularly those from the last years of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. After the uprising he moved to Kraków, where he was most likely involved in illegal patriotic activities. In 1836 he was deported to Trieste, where he died.