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Stanislav I Leszczyński

Jan K. Ostrowski

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online January 1998 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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(b Lwów [now L’viv, Ukraine], 20 Nov 1677; d Lunéville, 23 Feb 1766). Polish ruler, painter and patron, active in France. The son of an aristocratic family, he was appointed voivode (governor) of Poznań in 1699. In 1704 he was elected king of Poland under pressure from the Swedish forces of Charles XII (reg 1697–1718), but subsequently went into exile, travelling for several years between Moldavia, Sweden, Germany and Alsace. Following the unexpected

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