The Misfortunes of Fausto Sozzini
Fausto Sozzini (b. 1539 in Siena) questioned the dogmas of the Holy Trinity and the original sin in his writings. From 1579 he lived in Cracow, where he collaborated with the Polish Brethren’s church. As the Counter-Reformation gained force in Europe, students burnt his books (1598) and nearly succeeded in throwing their author into the Vistula River. Rescued by university professor Marcin Wadowita, Socinus took refuge in Lusławice, but his health had been damaged, and he died there in 1604. Even after death he was not allowed to rest in peace. During a cholera outbreak in 1873, the local priests ordered the inhabitants to throw the bones of the heretics into the Dunajec River.