Okolski, Simon

, a Dominican, was a native of Russia, and became provincial of his order in Poland, in 1649. He published, in 1641, at Cracow, a work entitled “Orbis Polonus,” in three volumes folio, being a history of the Polish nation, to which the author is somewhat partial, with learned researches concerning the origin of the Sarmatians. The work is rare, but of no high value. He was author also of a work entitled “Preco divini verb! Albertus episcopus Ratisponenis,” printed at Cracow in 1649. 2