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Aleksander Józef Sułkowski – u źródeł potęgi rodu
Aleksander Józef Sułkowski – the sources of the power of the family

Author(s): Adam Perłakowski
Subject(s): History
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: The figure of Aleksander Józef Sułkowski, which continues to be controversial to this day due to both the unexplained circumstances of the beginnings of his career as wellas due to his dismissal in 1738, is crucial for the understanding of the role which theSułkowski family played in the subsequent period in the Poland-wide and in the localarena (Wielkopolska). It will not be a gross exaggeration to say that without AleksanderJózef the Sułkowski family would not rise to the height of their power. Taking advantage ofthe favour and even the friendship of Augustus III of Poland, Aleksander Józef Sułkowskiwas able to establish a solid economic and political foundation which was then used byhis successors. Even Aleksander Józef ’s dismissal and departure from the Dresden courtfailed to undo all his achievements. Even though he began losing political influence hedid not lose the economic base of his family, but he even augmented it considerably. Itis owing to these factors that A. J. Sułkowski’s sons and grandsons were able to continuetheir brilliant careers in the Polish-Lithuanian Republic and beyond.

  • Page Range: 13-27
  • Page Count: 15
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: Polish