Konarski's High School in Rzeszów

Konarski's High School in Rzeszów

High School Infobox
name=1. Liceum Ogólnokształcące im. księdza Stanisława Konarskiego w Rzeszowie

headmaster=Ryszard Kisiel
location=3 Maja Street 15

Konarski's High School in Rzeszów ("1. Liceum Ogólnokształcące w Rzeszowie im. Księdza Stanisława Konarskiego") is one of the oldest secondary schools in Poland. School is coeducational public high school. Located in old part of town in historical building designed by Tylman van Gameren. School takes important role in cultural life of Rzeszów and Subcarpathian Voivodeship.


The school was founded in 1658 by Zofia Prudencjanna Ligęza and her brother-in-law Jerzy Sebastian Lubomirski. From 1658 until 1784 school was named as Collegium Resoviense and was run by the Piarists order. In the 17th and 18th centuries the school was recognized as an important cultural centre. In 1785, after the First Partition of Poland Austrian autorithies removed the school from Piarist control and changed the name to Rzeszów's Ober-Gymnasium. During World War I and Polish-Soviet War teachers and students took part in fights. In 1923 the school was named for Stanisław Konarski. During World War II many teachers, students and graduates took part in the resistance movement. In 1949 the school was reorganised into a 4-year high school and in 1964 it became a coeducational high school.

Famous graduates and teachers

* Stanisław Konarski - famous pedagogue
* Onufry Kopczyński - famous linguist and pedagogue
* Stanislaw Kot - minister and ambassador of the Polish Government in Exile during WW II
* Ignacy Łukasiewicz - inventor of kerosene lamp and founder of the Polish oil industry
* Józef Sebastian Pelczar - bishop
* Władysław Sikorski - Prime Minister of the Polish Government in Exile and Commander-in-Chief of the Polish Armed Forces during WW II
* Józef Herman Osiński - physicist and chemist
* Lucjan Piela - chemist
* Julian Przyboś - poet
* Władysław Szafer - botanist
* Jacek Szmatka - sociologist

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