Chrzanowski was born on January 14, 1793 in Biskupice. He was made Governor of Warsaw in 1831. He was suspected of being untrustworthy in his conduct with the Russians and was shunned by many of the people. Charles Albert (Carlo Alberto), King of Sardinia, chose Chrzanowski, who then served as commander in chief of the Sardinian forces in 1849. He and Girolamo Ramorino were accused of treachery, and Ramorino was executed. Chrzanowski lived for a time in Louisiana but died in Paris (February 26, 1861). He published several works in Polish.