Michał Jerzy Poniatowski

Prince Michał Jerzy Poniatowski (12 October 1736 – 12 August 1794) was a Polish nobleman.

His Excellency
Michał Jerzy Poniatowski
Archbishop of Gniezno
Primate of Poland
Michał Jerzy Poniatowski 111.PNG
portrait by Marcello Bacciarelli (National Museum in Poznań) - a studio copy of the same work is in the Royal Castle, Warsaw
Born(1736-10-12)12 October 1736
Gdańsk, Poland
Died12 August 1794(1794-08-12) (aged 57)
Warsaw, Poland
Noble familyPoniatowski
FatherStanisław Poniatowski
MotherKonstancja Czartoryska

Abbot of Tyniec and Czerwińsk (opat tyniecki i czerwinski), Bishop of Płock and Coadjutor Bishop of Kraków (koadiutor krakowski) from 1773, and Archbishop of Gniezno and Primate of Poland from 1784.

He was made a knight of the Order of the White Eagle on 25 November 1764. Nine days later, on 4 December, he was made a prince by his brother, the last king of Poland, Stanisław August Poniatowski.

He was made a Royal Member of the Royal Society in 1791.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Library and Archive". Royal Society. Retrieved 2012-08-04.
  • Angela Sołtys, Opat z San Michele. Grand Tour prymasa Poniatowskiego i jego kolekcje, Warszawa 2008
  • Zofia Zielińska, Poniatowski Michał Jerzy, "Polski Słownik Biograficzny", XXVII, Wrocław 1983.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by Bishop of Płock
1773–1784
Succeeded by
Preceded by Archbishop of Gniezno
Primate of Poland

1785–1794
Succeeded by