Dymitr Jerzy Wiśniowiecki
|Dymitr Jerzy Wiśniowiecki|
|Coat of arms||Korybut|
Dymitr Jerzy ks. Wiśniowiecki h. Korybut
|Born||December 9, 1631|
|Died||July 28, 1682 (aged 50)|
Teofilia Ludwika Zasławska
|Mother||Katarzyna Eugenia Tyszkiewicz|
Prince Dymitr Jerzy Wiśniowiecki (1631–1682) was a Polish magnate and szlachcic. Great Guard of the Crown from 1658, Field Hetman of the Crown from 1668, Great Crown Hetman from 1676, voivode of Belz 1660–1678 and Kraków 1678–1681, and castellan of Kraków from 1681. He was starost of Biala Cerkiew, Krzemieniec, Solec, Kamionka Strumilowa, Braha and Luboml.
After several years of study at the Academy of Kraków, he took part in the war against the insurgents of Bohdan Khmelnytsky (Khmelnytsky Uprising) and participated in the battles of Zbarazh in 1649, Beresteczko in 1651, Żwaniec in 1653 and Ochmatów in 1655.
In the first period of the Swedish "Deluge" he was commander of Husarian and Pancerni squadrons in the Battle of Wojnicz on October 2, 1655, but soon change the sides and served under Charles X Gustav. In February 1656 he returned to the Army of the Crown and fought in the rank of a pułkownik of the cavalry in the Battle of Warsaw.
In the Polish–Cossack–Tatar War of 1666–71 he participated in the battles of Bracław, Bar and Mohyłów. In the Battle of Chocim on November 11, 1673, he commanded a regiment of cavalry. During the Royal election of 1674, he supported the candidacy of Prince Charles of Lorraine for the Polish throne. In 1676 he was promoted to Grand Hetman of the Crown.
Marriage and issue
- Zofia Wisniowiecka (1655-1681), married voivode of Podlasie Wacław Leszczyński h. Wieniawa
- Eugenia Katarzyna Wisniowiecka (died ca. 1681), married voivode of Podole Stanisław Koniecpolski h. Pobóg