Abstract:In 1695, Jan Teofil Plater and his wife Aleksandra founded a hospital for six impoverished
nobles in Vilnius. Situated near the newly built church of the Ascension
and the convent of the Congregation of Mission in the Subocz suburb beyond
the city walls, this hospital was the first and, until the end of the eighteenth century,
the only charitable institution providing care for individuals of particular
social status. The article, based on the hospital’s registry book and other sources,
examines the quantitativ…
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