Antoni Stanisław Czetwertyński-Światopełk

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Antoni Stanisław Czetwertyński-Światopełk
RusPortraits v5-054 Le Prince Antoine Sviatopolk-Tchetvertinsky, 174.-1794.jpg
Coat of arms Pogoń Ruska
Wife Tekla Kampenhausen
Koleta Myszka-Chołoniewska h. Korczak
Family Czetwertyński
Father Włodzimierz Światopełk-Czetwertyński
Mother Teresa Szampach-Bośniacka
Born 1748
Died 1794
Warsaw

Prince Antoni Stanisław Czetwertyński-Światopełk (1748–1794) was a noble (szlachcic) and politician in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.

He was one of the Polish magnates who took the side of the Russian Empire. Member of many Sejms, including the 1772 and 1775, and the partition Sejm. He was a member of the commission negotiation the First Partition of Poland, an opponent of the Constitution of May 3 and participant of the Confederation of Targowica. Awarded the Order of Saint Stanislaw in 1785. Castellan of Przemyśl since 1790

In the aftermath of the Warsaw Uprising during the Kościuszko Uprising, he was imprisoned by the Polish revolutionaries. On 28 June 1794 an angry mob stormed the prison, and he was hanged together with other people declared traitors, like bishop Ignacy Jakub Massalski. His family was smuggled to St. Petersburg, where his daughter Marie became a mistress to Alexander I of Russia.

Remembrance[edit]

Światopełk is one of the figures immortalized in Jan Matejko's 1891 painting, Constitution of May 3, 1791.