Maria Zofia Czartoryska

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Maria Zofia Czartoryska
Anonymous Maria Zofia Czartoryska.jpg
Maria Zofia Czartoryska in hunting habit
Spouse(s) Stanislaw Donhoff
August Aleksander Czartoryski

Issue

with August Aleksander Czartoryski
Elżbieta Czartoryska
Adam Kazimierz Czartoryski
Stanisław Czartoryski
Noble family Sieniawski family
Father Adam Mikołaj Sieniawski
Mother Elżbieta Lubomirska
Born 1698
Died 21 May 1771
Warsaw, Poland

Countess Maria Zofia Czartoryska née Sieniawska (1698–1771) was a Polish szlachcianka (noble lady).

She married Stanisław Donhoff in 1724.[1] After her father's death in 1726 Maria Zofia inherited his Ruthenian estates including 35 towns, 235 villages and Berezhany fortress, she was also the only inheritor of her husband's estates and of her mother's fortune. Among the candidates to the hand of one of the wealthiest women in Europe were Charles de Bourbon-Condé, Count of Charolais supported by France (Louis XV even invited Maria Zofia to Versailles), Portuguese infante Dom Manuel de Bragança supported by the Habsburgs (proposed as the next King of Poland, due to the tenets of the Löwenwolde's Treaty),[2] Jan Klemens Branicki, Franciszek Salezy Potocki, Jan Tarło and August Aleksander Czartoryski, who eventually won the competition full of duels and speech encounters due to support of Augustus II, as the latter was afraid of increase of power of his opponents.[1] She married August Aleksander Czartoryski on July 17, 1731 in Warsaw.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Czartoryska z Sieniawskich Maria Zofia". Polski Słownik Biograficzny (in Polish). Retrieved 2010-09-01. 
  2. ^ Paweł Sieradzki (12006). Obecność rodziny książąt Czartoryskich na ziemi jarosławskiej (The presence of the Czartoryski dukes in the land of Jarosław). Teka Komisji Historycznej OL PAN (99–123). p. 106.  Check date values in: |date= (help)