Alfred Wojciech Potocki

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Alfred Wojciech Potocki
POL COA Potocki Hrabia.svg
Coat of arms Pilawa
Wife Princess Józefina Maria Czartoryska
Family Potocki
Father Count Jan Potocki
Mother Princess Julia Lubomirska
Born 3 March 1786
Died 23 December 1862

Count Alfred Wojciech Potocki hr. Pilawa (1785–1862) was a Polish nobleman (szlachcic), landowner, political and economic activist.[1][2]

Alfred was the 1st Ordynat of Łańcut estates. From 1809 until 1815 he served in the Polish Army. In 1812 he became aide-de-camp of Prince Józef Antoni Poniatowski and participated in Napoleon's campaign against Russia.

In 1838 he created the Łańcut Ordynacja. Since 1861 Alfred was member of the National Sejm in Galicia, and member of the Herrenhaus. He served as Austrian councillor and was Great Galician Ochmistrz.

Alfred helped to modernize the agriculture in Galicia. He founded textile (1839–1844) and sugar (1836 industries and 1841) factories. He was co-founder of the "Estate Credit Society" in Lwów. Since 1823 he ran the Lubomirski family distillery in Łańcut, which exists today under the name Polmos Łańcut.

His father was the writer Jan Potocki, best known for his famous novel "The Manuscript Found in Saragossa". His brother was Count Artur Potocki (1787–1832), who married Countess Zofia Branicka.

Marriage and issue[edit]

Alfred Wojciech married Princess Józefina Maria Czartoryska on 21 June 1814 and had four children:


  • Polski Słownik Biograficzny t. 27 s. 760