Feliks Kazimierz Potocki

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Feliks Kazimierz Potocki
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Coat of arms Piława
Consort Krystyna Lubomirska
Konstancja Roża Łos
Issue
Family Potocki
Father Stanisław "Rewera" Potocki
Mother Zofia Kalinowska
Born Abt. 1630
Died 1702

Feliks Kazimierz "Szczęsny" Potocki (1630–1702) was a Polish noble, magnate and military leader.

He was the son of Hetman and magnate Stanisław "Rewera" Potocki and Zofia Kalinowska, and brother of Hetman Andrzej Potocki. He married the daughter of Hetman and Marshal of the Crown Prince Jerzy Sebastian Lubomirski, Princess Krystyna Lubomirska, in 1661. Shortly before his death he married again, in 1700, his second wife being Konstancja Roża Łos.

Piława coat of arms

He was Podstoli of the Crown from 1663, voivode of Sieradz Voivodship from 1669,[1] Kijów Voivodship from 1682, Kraków Voivodship from 1683, Field Crown Hetman from 1692, castellan of Kraków and Great Crown Hetman from 1702.

Starost of Bełz, Krasnystaw, Hrubieszów, Ropczyce, Sokal, Tłumacz and Nisko.

He fought in wars against Cossacks, Sweden, Transylvania and Muscovy from 1655 to 1664. As the Marshal of the Election Sejm on May 2 – June 19, 1669 in Warsaw, he contributed to the election of Michał Korybut Wiśniowiecki as King of Poland.

He became famous in the Chocim expedition in 1673. He signed the sejm's election document of Jan Sobieski as King of Poland and participated in the Vienna expedition in 1683 during Great Turkish War. He fought against Tatars and Turks in many battles. In 1698 the Polish army under his command, completely smashed the Tatar expedition to Poland in the battle of Podhajce.

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  1. ^ Mulryne, James Ronald; Watanabe-O'Kelly, Helen and Shewring, Margaret (editors) (2004) Europa triumphans: court and civic festivals in early modern Europe, Volume 1 Modern Humanities Research Association, Aldershot, Hampshire, England, page 459, ISBN 0-7546-3873-1