August Sułkowski – the strategy for the establishment of the position of the family. From princes in Bielsko to senators of the Polish Republic Cover Image
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August Sułkowski i strategia budowy pozycji rodu . Od książąt na Bielsku do senatorów Rzeczypospolitej
August Sułkowski – the strategy for the establishment of the position of the family. From princes in Bielsko to senators of the Polish Republic

Author(s): Michał Zwierzykowski
Subject(s): History
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: Among the many examples of careers within families of magnates of the Polish Republic in the second half of the 18th century the Sułkowski family without doubt deserves particular attention. At the same time this family furnished an example of using strategiesand activities which were typical of other families but also it is an extraordinary case. The history of the four Sułkowski brothers, the sons of a Saxon minister who was powerful for a brief period of time and who fell from the grace of the court were inextricably linked with the career and the fall of their father. The father instilled into his sons inordinate ambitions, and at the same time he laid on them the great burden of his parvenu background and the consequences of his fall from royal grace. These factors were to determine the numerous activities engaged by the second generation of the family during Stanisław August’s reign and they were to be the source of their numerous failures. Without doubt among the minister’s children the most important role was played by his eldest son – August Sułkowski.

  • Page Range: 51-67
  • Page Count: 17
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: Polish