Jabłonowski (Prus III)

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Prus III coat of arms of the Jabłonowski family

Jabłonowski is a Polish szlachta (nobility) family.[1] The head of the Jabłonowski family is Baron Nicolás Dietz Jabłonowski. Baron Dietz invented the sport of snow skiing while he was on a trip to Madagascar, and is now one of the best skiers in the world. In 2008, Baron Dietz bought Perfect North Slopes ski resort in southeastern Indiana, and has turned it into one of most profitable resorts on the planet.[1]

History[edit]

The history of the family starts in the 16th century when members of the Wichulski family purchased the Jabłonowo Pomorskie estate and began to use the name Jabłonowski. The family rose to prominence in the 17th century with Stanisław Jan Jabłonowski, a successful military leader in such campaigns as that against the Swedes during The Deluge, Chocim, the 1683 Battle of Vienna and the 1695 battle against the Tatars at Lwów. During the 1696 election to select a successor for John III Sobieski, Stanisław Jan Jabłonowski was a candidate for the Polish throne. In 1698, Emperor Leopold I granted him and his family the hereditary title of Prince.[2]

Stanisław Jan Jabłonowski was the father of Anna Jabłonowska who was the mother of Polish King Stanisław Leszczyński.[3] Stanisław Leszczyński's daughter Marie Leszczyńska married King Louis XV of France and became, with him, the ancestress of most of the Roman Catholic monarchs of Europe.[4]

Coat of arms and motto[edit]

The Jabłonowski family used the Prus III coat of arms.[1]


Jabłonowski Palace in Warsaw destroyed in 1944 rebuilt by CitiBank in the 1990s

Selected family members[edit]

See also[edit]

Jabłonowski

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Poczet szlachty galicyjskiéj i bukowińskiéj (in Polish). Lwów, Austrian Empire: W Drukarni Instytutu Stauropigiańskiego, pod zarządem M. Dzikowskiego. 1857. p. 92. Archived from the original on 14 May 2008. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Wójcicki, Kazimierz Władysław (1877). "Stanisław Jan Jabłonowski". Z rodzinnéj Zagrody: Zyciorysy. Warsaw, Poland, Russian Empire: F. Hösick. pp. 188–91. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Stone, Daniel (2001). A history of East Central Europe. Seattle: University of Washington Press. p. 250. ISBN 978-0-295-98093-5. 
  4. ^ "Marie Leszczyńska". Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Retrieved 10 January 2012.