Jan Dobrogost Krasiński
|Jan Dobrogost Krasiński|
|Coat of arms||Ślepowron|
|Born||10 June 1639|
|Died||21 February 1717|
Teresa Jadwiga Jabłonowska
with Teresa Chodkiewicz
Stanisław Bonifacy Krasiński
|Father||Jan Kazimierz Krasiński|
He was the son of Jan Kazimierz Krasiński and Ursula Grzybowska. In his youth he studied in the Netherlands and France. Jan became a Royal Colonel (pułkownik królewski) in 1665, and became Recorder of the Crown and voivode of Płock Voivodeship in 1688. He was also starost of Łomża, Warsaw, Nowe Miasto Korczyn, Przasnysz, Sztum, and Opinogóra Górna.
He became an elector at the court of King Augustus II the Strong in 1697.
Krasiński was a great patron of the arts and founder of many art galleries in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. Between 1682 and 1695 he ordered to build a magnificent palace in Warsaw, known today as the Palace of the Commonwealth.
He was buried in Węgrów.
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