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Stanislaw Czerski (October 10, 1777, Latgale, Latvia – April 30, 1833, Varniai) was a Jesuit priest, graphic artist, translator, and man of culture. Czerski attended Polock Jesuit college. In 1794, he became a regular Jesuit, in 1807, a priest. He taught German language at Vitebsk, Mogilev, Polock, Orsha Jesuit colleges and Vilnius gymnasium. In 1814, he was a canon of Brest. Between 1819–1821, Czerski visited Paris, Germany, England, Italy for the scientific study tasks assigned by Vilnius University. In 1814, he became a canon of Varniai and in 1825, he was a priest in Salantai. It was here where he established wooden engraving workshop for making the maps and artworking the books . In 1822 he engraved Vilnius map in copper according to G. Braun‘s Atlas, made in 1550, two vignettes for the Latin-Polish dictionary. He participated in 1831 uprising and was arrested. Czerski wrote in Polish and Latin. He translated to Polish fables of Phaedrus, to Latin G. Derjavins ode „The Lord“, published the history of the land of Samogotia with engraved Samogotia‘s episcopate and Salantai parish maps, created Latin-Polish dictionary, wrote about lexicography issues. References Stanislovas Čerskis’ Journey Across Western Europe Between 1819 And 1821 (Summary) (English) Karol Hoffman: Krajoznawcy polscy (Polish) Stanislovas Čerskis, in Lietuvių literatūros enciklopedija (Lithuanian) J. Giżycki: Materyały do dziejów Akademii Połockiej i szkół od niej zależnych (Polish) Persondata Name Czerski, Stanislaw Alternative names Short description Date of birth October 10, 1777 Place of birth Date of death April 30, 1833 Place of death