Anna Leszczyńska (1660–1727)

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Anna Leszczyńska
Anna z Jabłonowskich Leszczyńska.jpg
Coat of arms Prus III
Born 1660
Kraków, Poland
Died 29 August 1727 (aged 66–67)
Chambord, Loir-et-Cher, France
Noble family Jabłonowski
Spouse(s) Rafał Leszczyński (1650–1703)
Issue
Father Stanisław Jan Jabłonowski
Mother Marianna Kazanowska

Anna Leszczyńska née Jabłonowska (1660–1727) was a Polish szlachcianka, born into the House of Jablonowski and the mother of King of Poland Stanisław I Leszczyński.[1]

Life[edit]

She was the daughter of Hetman Stanisław Jan Jabłonowski and Marianna Kazanowska. In 1676, she married the Grand Treasurer Rafał Leszczyński, son of Deputy Chancellor Bogusław Leszczyński.

Her son Stanisław Leszczyński became King of Poland with Swedish support in 1704 and reigned until 1709. During his first reign her brother Jan served as Crown Chancellor.

Anna Leszczyńska reportedly lived with her son and his family in his exile after the deposition of 1709, when he moved from Poland to Sweden, in 1714 to Zweibrücken in Germany, and finally, in 1718, to France. Her relationship with Stanislaw was reportedly not happy at this point, as she felt disappointment over the loss of his royal position and exile and blamed this on the actions of Stanislaw, in which she was joined by her daughter-in-law Catherine Opalińska.[2]

Through her son she was the grandmother of Maria Leszczyńska, who became queen of France by marriage to Louis XV in 1725, and therefore the great-great-grandmother of Louis XVI, Louis XVIII, and Charles X.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Norrhem, Svante (2007). Kvinnor vid maktens sida : 1632–1772 (in Swedish). Lund: Nordic Academic Press. 
  2. ^ Latour, Louis Therese, Princesses Ladies And Salonnieres of The Reign of Louis XV, 1927
  3. ^ Zieliński, Ryszard (1978). "Polka na francuskim tronie.". Czytelnik.