Stanisław Antoni Szczuka
|Stanisław Antoni Szczuka|
Imaginary portrait of Stanisław Antoni Szczuka, about 1735-40, unknown painter, Wilanów Palace collection
|Coat of arms||Grabie|
|Spouse(s)||Konstancja Maria Anna Potocka|
IssueAugust Michal Szczuka
Marcin Leopold Stefan Szczuka
Jan Konsty Szczuka
Maria Anna Szczuka
|Mother||Zofia Szpilewska Neronowiczów|
|Born||1652 or 1654
|Died||May 19, 1710 (aged 56–57)
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.
- Eciipsis Poloniae Orbi Publice Demonstrata (1709).
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