Family tree of Jozsef PONIATOWSKI

French Revolution & Empire, 19th Century


Polish leader, general, minister of war and army chief, who became a Marshal of the Empire

Born on May 7, 1763 in Vienna, Austria

Died on October 19, 1813 in Weiße Elster River, Near Leipzig, Germany

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Prince Józef Antoni Poniatowski was born in Vienna, Austria in the Palais Kinsky He was baptized in Vienna's Schottenkirche.

He was the son of Andrzej Poniatowski, the brother of the last king of Poland Stanislaw August Poniatowski, and a field marshal in the service of Austria. His mother was Theresia von Kinsky, a lady in the court of Maria Theresa belonging to the influential Czech-Austrian aristocratic family. His father died when Józef was 10, Stanislaw August then became his guardian and the two enjoyed a close personal relationship that lasted for the rest of their lives.


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