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Rozdwojone sejmiki lubelskie z 1776 roku
The split Lublin regional diets of 1776

Author(s): Waldemar Bednaruk
Subject(s): History
Published by: Towarzystwo Naukowe KUL & Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II
Keywords: regional diets; the gentry democracy; the Republic of Both Nations; the times of King Stanisaw; the Sejm

Summary/Abstract: On 15th July 1776 the Lublin gentry, divided into supporters and opponents of the King, held two separate regional diets in two different places. The supporters of the Royal court were headed by Crown Chamberlain Wincenty Potocki and Łuków Castellan Jacek Jezierski, whereas Lublin Voivode Antoni Lubomirski helped by Lublin Chamberlain Tomasz Dłuski gathered the King's opponents. However, although twice as many noblemen took part in the meeting of the opposition, and they met the remaining conditions required by law, the supporters of the King won the confrontation. It was their representatives who sat in the Sejm and the Tribunal, and the ones elected by the opposition were rejected. Representatives of foreign courts: Russian and Austrian became involved in the dispute and it was mainly them that made the Lublin Voivode give up pushing through his ideas.

  • Issue Year: 61/2013
  • Issue No: 02
  • Page Range: 235-248
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish