Christian Gottlieb Friese

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Christian Gottlieb Friese (* 1717 ; † 1795 in Warsaw ) was a German councilor to King Stanisław August of Poland and president of the Evangelical-Augsburg consistory in Warsaw.


Friese probably came to Poland from the Duchy of Prussia . He was a member of the Protestant Confederation of Thorn in 1767. Friese became the Privy Councilor of the Polish King Stanisław II. August and in this function stood up for the rights of Lutheran Germans in Poland.

In 1782 he was a member of the newly formed Lutheran Consistory Unchanged Augsburg Confession , which distinguished itself from the Consistory of the United Reformed and Lutherans (Union of Sielce 1777). In 1784 he became its president.


  • La Metropolitaine de Leopol avec ses archeveques jusqua notre tems [The Metropolie Lemberg and its Archbishops up to our time] , Warsaw 1758 ( Google book )
  • De episcopatu Kijoviensi ex Okolscii opere [The Diocese of Kiev] , Varsaviae 1763
  • Contributions to the history of the reforms in Poland and Lithuania , Breslau 1786 ( Google book )
  • Church history of the Kingdom of Poland: from the origin of the Christian religion in this empire and the emergence of the episcopal houses, Poznan, Gniezno, Cracow, Wroclaw, Lebus x. : as well as the various religious traditions of this country up to the present time , Breslau 1786 ( Google book )


  • Lucas Gornicki, Starosten von Tykocin and Wasilkow, discussion of the election, freedom, laws and morals of the Pohlen, made at the time of Sigismund the Third's election and already reissued by JZRK Nunmehro in German according to an improved old Polish spelling Translated and [...] provided with the life of Auctoris by Christian Gottlieb Friesen , Breslau, Leipzig 1762.


  • Eduard Kneifel : The Evangelical Augsburg congregations in Poland. A parochial history in individual representations 1555–1939. 1971.

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