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Fryderyk Józef Moszyński
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Born Dresden
Died January 22, 1817(1817-01-22)
Spouse(s) Barbara Rudzieńska, Salomea Rzyszczewska

Fryderyk Józef Jan Kanty Moszyński (1738 in Dresden – 21 January 1817 in Kiev) of Nałęcz Coat of Arms was a noble (szlachcic) in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. He held the offices of Referendary of Lithuania, Great Secretary of Lithuania and Great Marshal of the Crown.

A grandson of former king of Poland, August II the Strong, he was educated in Saxony. From 1766-1768 he was the member of Crown Treasury Commission, and from 1768 a vice-commander of the Cadet Corps, a function he performed well, even donating some of his funds to the Szkoła Rycerska. However in 1792 he joined the Targowica Confederation, whose actions resulted in the fall of the Constitution of May 3 and the Second Partition of Poland. In 1793 he was a member of commission investigating a banking crisis in the Commonwealth, and the member of the Permanent Council in charge of police. In the aftermath of the Warsaw Uprising during the Kościuszko Uprising, he was imprisoned by the Polish revolutionaries. On 28 June 1794 angry mob stormed the prison with the intention of hanging many of the people considered traitors, Moszyński was saved by the intervention of Ignacy Wyssogota Zakrzewski, although many others - like bishop Ignacy Jakub Massalski or prince Antoni Stanisław Czetwertyński-Światopełk - were hanged that day.


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