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Jan Dobrogost Krasiński
Personal details
Born (1639-06-10)June 10, 1639
Died February 21, 1717(1717-02-21) (aged 77)
Spouse(s) Teresa Chodkiewicz
Teresa Jadwiga Jabłonowska

Jan Dobrogost Bonawentura Krasiński (English: John Krasinski, 10 June 1639 – 21 February 1717) was a Polish nobleman (szlachcic).

Biography[edit | edit source]

He was the son of Jan Kazimierz Krasiński and Ursula Grzybowska. In his youth he studied in the Netherlands and France. Jan became a Royal Colonel (pułkownik królewski) in 1665, and became Recorder of the Crown and voivode of Płock Voivodeship in 1688. He was also starost of Łomża, Warsaw, Nowe Miasto Korczyn, Przasnysz, Sztum, and Opinogóra Górna.

Linked with the court of John III Sobieski, he was an ally, adviser and a friend of the king. He participated in the siege of Vienna in 1683 commanding a hussar squadron.

He became an elector at the court of King Augustus II the Strong in 1697.

Krasiński was a great patron of the arts and founder of many art galleries in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. Between 1682 and 1695 he ordered to build a magnificent palace in Warsaw, known today as the Palace of the Commonwealth.

He was buried in Węgrów.

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