Jerzy Rajman


The following article shows the very first attempt to locate the places of living of Krakow’s councillors in the 14th century in scientic literature. 170 councillors were taken under consideration in this quest. Krakow City Books and other documents from the 14th century were the source for analysis. Unfortunately, the tax list of this century is missing. Nevertheless, information provided in the documents gives light to houses and living conditions, as well as to transactions performed by councillors. Thanks to the notes evidencing councillor’s and his family right to the property, the author was also able to nd some information about particular houses that a councillor lived in. Krakow City Books provided information about a house kept by a widow, or inherited by the oldest son, therefore it was possible to know which house belonged to a councillor. It was necessary to establish family ties, which could be presented only in limited perspective. The author also took under consideration buildings that were noted as landmark in transactions between other citizens. Based on these evidence it was  ossible to conrm that 60% of councillors in the 14th century lived in Krakow’s Market Square. Another popular addresses were: Braci Mniejszych Street and Grodzka Street (ca. 8–9%), Św. Floriana Street, Wiślna Street, Św. Jana Street (3.7%), Św. Szczepana Street and Mały Rynek (2.2%). Some councillors also lived on Szewska Street, Żydowska Street and Braci Kaznodziejów Street (1.5–0.75%).

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Kraków w XIV w., domy, Rynek Główny, ulice, mieszkańcy, rajcy, transkacje nieruchomościami

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