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Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
9 a.m. to 12 noon / 12:45 p.m. to 3 p.m.


The Archives are closed to the public in July, August and September.

The Archives will be closed from 20 Mar 2020 until further notice. 

Andrej Kapustáš

(*24 November 1757 in Hlohovec – †December 1796 in Vilnius, Lithuania)

Around 1780 he settled as a businessman in Warsaw, where he managed a bank office. He was one of the leaders of the anti-Russian movement led by Tadeusz Kościuszko and in July 1794 he was Kościuszko's representative in the Supreme National Council. In the same year, as head of the financial department of the Supreme National Council, he prepared a proposal for issuing paper money and the design of the notes.

Kapustáš developed the idea of establishing a Polish National Bank; he published his proposal in 1789 in an anonymous brochure O Banku Narodowym w Polszcze ustanowic się mojącym, and later elaborated on it in other publications. He suggested that the central bank should not be a private bank, but a financial institution with a core capital of 40 million zlotys, half of which would be owned by the state and the other half by private owners, with the bank's profit to be invested in public affairs.

Last updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2019