House of Jan Kluczata

In 1629 King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania Sigismund Vasa issued a privilege that charged him with a somewhat unusual, especially considered from the 21th century perspective, obligation of guarding a part of the state archive, the Lithuanian Metrica.

This privilege is the earliest of its kind, but several others were issued soon after: in April 1636 Jan Kluczata (Didžioji Street 13) and in December of the same year Gregory Kozlanowski (Didžioji Street 11) were charged with guarding the archive.

Learn more about the Lithuanian Metrica in Vilnans houses by clicking on this link.

Address: Didžioji St. 13