Samuel Kmicic

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Samuel Kmicic (b. 1625-1630, d. 1692) was a nobleman (szlachcic) from Grand Duchy of Lithuania in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. He held the ranks of colonel (pułkownik) in the Royal Army, chorąży (ensign) of Orsza and Grand Lithuanian Guardian.

During The Deluge - Swedish invasion of Poland in 1650s - he led a konfederacja, military rebellion against hetman Janusz Radziwiłł who betrayed the Commonwealth and allied himself with the Swedes. Later he joined the Tyszowce Confederation.

He was one of the Polish commanders in the Russo-Polish War (1654–1667), he fought in the battle of Połonka. After the war he supported the Polish kings, opposing among others the Lubomirski's Rokosz.

He was married twice. From first he had son Kazimierz. His second wife was Anna Kantakuzem, whom he married about 1676.

Samuel Kmicic may have served as the inspiration for the fictional Andrzej Kmicic, hero of Henryk Sienkiewicz's novel Potop.

References[edit]

  • Kosman, Marceli: Na tropach bohaterów "Trylogii", Książka i Wiedza: Warszawa 1996, pp. 164-170.