Rafał de Weryha-Wysoczański

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Chevalier Rafał Hugon de Weryha-Wysoczański-Pietrusiewicz,[1][2][3][4] Ph.D. (born May 7, 1975) is a Polish art historian, art consultant and genealogist,[1][5] who was a representative of the auction house Sotheby's.[6]

He is the only child of sculptor Jan, 6th Chevalier de Weryha-Wysoczański-Pietrusiewicz,[1][7] and nephew of Olympic Bronze Medallist and Vice World Champion in fencing Madame Ryszard Weryha-Wysoczańska-Pietrusiewicz.[1][7]


Born in Poland, he was educated at the University of Hamburg and on a national merit-based scholarship[4] at Magdalene College, Cambridge,[8] where he became a member of the Cambridge University Heraldic and Genealogical Society.[5][9][10] He completed his doctorate – for which he was awarded another merit scholarship – under the supervision of Leibniz laureate Professor Martin Warnke.[5] De Weryha-Wysoczański-Pietrusiewicz is a former Delegate to the European Commission of the Nobility in Paris.[5] Reviewers of his book Strategien des Privaten noted that it has a “wise central idea” and that it “gives important food for thought”.[11]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Adelige Häuser XXX, vol 145, Limburg an der Lahn 2008 (Contributor), ISBN 978-3-7980-0845-8.
  • Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Adelslexikon XVI, vol 137, Limburg an der Lahn 2005 (Contributor), ISBN 3-7980-0837-X.
  • Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Adelslexikon XVII, Nachträge, vol 144, Limburg an der Lahn 2008 (Contributor), ISBN 978-3-7980-0844-1.
  • Komposition als Kommunikation. Festschrift Professor Peter Petersen, Frankfurt am Main; Berlin; Bern; Bruxelles; New York; Oxford; Wien 2000 (Contributor), ISBN 3-631-36745-7.
  • Strategien des Privaten. Zum Landschaftspark von Humphry Repton und Fürst Pückler, Berlin 2004, ISBN 3-86504-056-X.


  1. ^ a b c d Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Adelige Häuser XXX, Limburg a. d. Lahn 2008, vol 145, pp. 412-420, ISBN 978-3-7980-0845-8
  2. ^ Magdalene College Magazine, 2006-2007, p. 62
  3. ^ List of members, StMTC, Annual Report, 2007-2008, p. 336
  4. ^ a b Hamburger Abendblatt, July 14, 1998
  5. ^ a b c d Encyklopedia polskiej emigracji i Polonii (Encyclopedia of the Polish Emigration and of the Poles Abroad), Toruń 2005, vol V, p. 235, ISBN 83-89376-15-6
  6. ^ Magdalene College Magazine, 2005-2006, p. 48
  7. ^ a b The Peerage
  8. ^ Hamburger Abendblatt, January 25, 2000
  9. ^ Called in Reflections of a Young Fogey "British academia’s finest collection of correct form adherents"
  10. ^ Whilst at Cambridge University he became inter alia also a member of the Wine and Food Society, a student dining society, named in CAM in reminiscences of the 1950s "a surprisingly serious coterie of moneyed young men"
  11. ^ Webpage of the book Strategien des Privaten. Zum Landschaftspark von Humphry Repton und Fürst Pückler