Stanisław Antoni Szczuka

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Stanisław Antoni Szczuka
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Imaginary portrait of Stanisław Antoni Szczuka, about 1735-40, unknown painter, Wilanów Palace collection
Coat of arms Grabie
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Spouse(s) Konstancja Maria Anna Potocka h. Pilawa

Issue

August Michal Szczuka
Marcin Leopold Stefan Szczuka
Jan Konsty Szczuka
Wiktoria Szczuka
Maria Anna Szczuka
Noble family Szczuka
Father Stanisław Szczuka h. Grabie
Mother Zofia Szpilewska Neronowiczów
Born 1652 or 1654
Lubonicze (probably)
Died May 19, 1710 (aged 56–57)
Warsaw, Poland

Stanisław Antoni Szczuka h. Grabie [ˈʂt͡ʂuka] (1652 or 1654 – May 19, 1710) was a Polish noble (szlachcic), talented politician and political writer.

Son of a serviceman Stanisław Szczuka h. Grabie and Zofia Szpilewska z Neronowiczów. He married Konstancja Maria Anna Potocka h. Pilawa on February 6, 1695, the daughter of starost of Janów Bogusław Potocki h. Pilawa.

He was a Recorder of the Crown in 1688, deputy of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in Ducal Prussia in 1690, Deputy Chancellor of Lithuania from 1699.

Szczuka was born to a middle-class szlachta family and educated in Wilno and Kraków. Because of his own ability and hard work he achieved high offices in the Republic. He began his political and career as secretary of King Jan III Sobieski. In 1696 he became an adviser to August II.

In 1706 he changed sides and became a supporter of Stanisław Leszczyński.

He was a notable political writer and Sejm orator. He also proposed the opening of public schools free of charge.

As Sejm Marshal he led the extraordinary Sejm on November 17, 1688 – April 1, 1689 and the pacification Sejm on June 16 – June 30, 1699 in Warsaw.

He died on May 19, 1710 in Warsaw and was buried in Szczuczyn.

Works[edit]

  • Respons posła bez interesu na informację paszkwilową pseudo ministrów status (1688)
  • Responsum illustrissimis et excellentissimis dominis comiti Weling et secretario status Hermelino, legatis Sueciae, gratulantibus pacem Saxonicam serenissimo Stanislao regi Poloniae, nomine eiusdem (1706)
  • Contestatio gratiarum sacrae regiae majestati Sueciae, a senatorio et equestri ordine Poloniae, per... exhibita, in Saxonia in pago Alt-Ransteda, brak miejsca wydania (1706)
  • Eciipsis Poloniae Orbi Publice Demonstrata (1709)
  • Powitanie od Izby poselskiej króla Jegomości... na sejmie roku 1699

Marriage and issue[edit]

Stanisław Antoni married Konstancja Maria Anna Potocka h. Pilawa on 6 February, 1695 and had five children:[1]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Polski Słownik Biograficzny t. 47 s. 469
  • Bibliografia Literatury Polskiej – Nowy Korbut, t. 3 Piśmiennictwo Staropolskie, Państwowy Instytut Wydawniczy, Warszawa 1965, s. 309-310

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