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Stefan Potocki
Personal details
Born ca. 1624
Died May 19, 1648 (aged 23–24)
near Tawań

Stefan Potocki (ca. 1624 – 19 May 1648 near Tawań) was a Polish nobleman, starosta (tenant of the Crown lands) of Niżyn.

Family[edit | edit source]

Stefan Potocki was member of the Potocki family. He was a son of Mikołaj Potocki and his first wife Zofia Firlej.

He was single.

Life[edit | edit source]

In the Battle of Zhovti Vody Stefan Potocki was wounded, taken prisoner of war and died from gangrene on May 19, 1648.[1]

Legacy[edit | edit source]

Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz wrote Duma o Stefanie Potockim. Stefan Potocki was portrayed by Henryk Sienkiewicz in With Fire and Sword (1884).

Juliusz Kossak: Death of Stefan Potocki at the Battle of Zhovti Vody 1648

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