Stanisław "Rewera" Potocki

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Stanisław "Rewera" Potocki
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POL COA Pilawa.svg
Coat of arms Piława
Spouse(s) Zofia Kalinowska
Anna Mohyła


Andrzej Potocki
Feliks Kazimierz Potocki
Wiktoria Elżbieta Potocka
Anna Potocka
Prokop Potocki
Noble family Potocki
Father Andrzej Potocki
Mother Zofia Piasecka
Born 1579
Pidhaitsi, Poland
Died 27 February 1667 (aged 87–88)
Pidhaitsi, Poland

Stanisław "Rewera" Potocki (1579–1667) was a Polish-Lithuanian noble, magnate and military leader. Together with Stefan Czarniecki he was successful in defeating the invading Swedes and Russians during The Deluge. He was the most trusted advisor of King John II Casimir.


Early life[edit]

Potocki was the son of Rotmistrz Andrzej Potocki and Zofia Piasecka and became father to Hetman Feliks Kazimierz Potocki and Hetman Andrzej Potocki. Initially a lukewarm member of the Polish Reformed Church, under the influence of Jesuits and his first wife he converted from Calvinism to Catholicism. Potocki was married to Zofia Kalinowska and Anna Mohyła.

Military career[edit]

He was podkomorzy of Podolia from 1621, castellan of Kamianets-Podilskyi from 1628, and voivod of the Bratslav Voivodeship from 1631 and the Podolia voivodeship from 1636. Potocki became Field Crown Hetman in 1652 and Great Crown Hetman in 1654. He was voivod of Kiev Voivodship from 1655 and voivod of Kraków Voivodship from 1658. Potocki was also Starost of Halych, Radom, Krasnystaw, Ropczyce, Medyka, Bar, Grodziec[disambiguation needed], Kolomyia, Mostyska, Drahimów, Letychiv and Dolina[disambiguation needed].

He fought inter alia in the Battle of Cecora in 1620 and the Battle of Chocim in 1621. In 1654, Potocki was defeated at the Battle of Gródek Jagielloński by the Russians and Cossacks. Soon after, during "The Deluge", he surrendered to Swedish troops. Later he joined the Tyszowce Confederation and fought on the side of King John II of Poland against Sweden. He defeated the Cossack and Russian army at the Battle of Ochmatów in 1655. In 1660, together with Hetman Jerzy Sebastian Lubomirski, he stopped the Russian army led by V.B. Shriemietiev and forced them to surrender at the at Cudnów.

From 1665 to 1666, Potocki fought on the side of the King, against the Lubomirski Rokosz.