Alfred Wojciech Potocki

Count Alfred Wojciech Potocki hr. Piława (1785–1862) was a Polish nobleman (szlachcic), landowner, political and economic activist.[1][2]

Alfred Wojciech Potocki
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Coat of armsPilawa
Born3 March 1786
Paris, Kingdom of France
Died23 December 1862
Łańcut, Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria, Austrian Empire
FamilyPotocki
WifePrincess Józefina Maria Czartoryska
Issue
FatherCount Jan Potocki
MotherPrincess Julia Lubomirska

Alfred was the 1st Ordynat of Łańcut estates. From 1809 until 1815 he served in the Polish Army. In 1812 he became aide-de-camp of Prince Józef Antoni Poniatowski and participated in Napoleon's campaign against Russia.

In 1838 he created the Łańcut Ordynacja. Since 1861 Alfred was member of the National Sejm in Galicia, and member of the Herrenhaus. He served as the Austrian councillor and was the Galician Great Ochmistrz.

Alfred helped to modernize the agriculture in Galicia. He founded textile (1839–1844) and sugar (1836–1841) factories. He was co-founder of the "Estate Credit Society" in Lwów. Since 1823 he ran the Lubomirski family distillery in Łańcut, which exists today under the name Polmos Łańcut.

His father was the writer Jan Potocki, best known for his famous novel The Manuscript Found in Saragossa. His brother was Count Artur Potocki (1787–1832), who married Countess Zofia Branicka.

Marriage and issueEdit

Alfred Wojciech married Princess Józefina Maria Czartoryska on 21 June 1814 and had four children:

BibliographyEdit

  • Polski Słownik Biograficzny t. 27 s. 760

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-04-21. Retrieved 2013-12-16.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Alfred Potocki z Podhajec h. Pilawa (Srebrna)". Retrieved 2021-04-28.