Maria Zofia Czartoryska

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Maria Zofia Czartoryska
Anonymous Maria Zofia Czartoryska.jpg
Maria Zofia Czartoryska in hunting habit
Born15 April 1699
Died21 May 1771(1771-05-21) (aged 72)
Warsaw, Poland
Noble familySieniawski family
Spouse(s)Stanislaw Donhoff
August Aleksander Czartoryski
with August Aleksander Czartoryski
Elżbieta Czartoryska
Adam Kazimierz Czartoryski
Stanisław Czartoryski
FatherAdam Mikołaj Sieniawski
MotherElżbieta Lubomirska

Countess Maria Zofia Czartoryska née Sieniawska (15 April 1699–21 May 1771) was a Polish szlachcianka (noblewoman).

She married Stanisław Donhoff in 1724.[1]

After her father's death in 1726, Maria Zofia inherited his Ruthenian estates including 35 towns, 235 villages and Berezhany fortress, she was also the only heir of her husband's estates and of her mother's fortune.

Among the candidates to the hand of one of the wealthiest women in Europe were Charles de Bourbon-Condé, Count of Charolais supported by France (Louis XV even invited Maria Zofia to Versailles); Portuguese infante Dom Manuel de Bragança supported by the Habsburgs (proposed as the next King of Poland, due to the tenets of the Löwenwolde's Treaty),[2] Jan Klemens Branicki, Franciszek Salezy Potocki, Jan Tarło and August Aleksander Czartoryski, who eventually won the competition, full of duels and speech encounters due to support of Augustus II, as the latter was afraid of increase of power of his opponents.[1] She married August Aleksander Czartoryski on July 17, 1731 in Warsaw.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Czartoryska z Sieniawskich Maria Zofia". Polski Słownik Biograficzny (in Polish). Retrieved 2010-09-01.
  2. ^ Paweł Sieradzki (12006). Obecność rodziny książąt Czartoryskich na ziemi jarosławskiej (The presence of the Czartoryski dukes in the land of Jarosław). Teka Komisji Historycznej OL PAN (99–123). p. 106. Check date values in: |year= (help)