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Kazimierz Nestor Sapieha
Personal details
Born (1757-02-14)February 14, 1757
Brześć Litewski
Died May 25, 1798
Spouse(s) Anna Cetner h. Przerowa

Prince Kazimierz Nestor Sapieha (1757–1798) was a Polish-Lithuanian noble (szlachcic).

Kazimierz Sapieha was educated at the Knight School in Warsaw from 1767 until 1771, and later studied in Italy.[1] Upon his return he served as Artillery General of Lithuania, from 1773 to 1793.[1] As Deputy from Brzesc Litewski, he participated in several Sejms.[1] Most notably, from 1790 he participated in the Four-Year Sejm in Warsaw, and became Sejm Marshal from October 6, 1788, until May 29, 1792, and Marshal of the Lithuanian Confederation.[1]

An early supporter of the magnate opposition to any liberalization (his uncle Hetman Franciszek Ksawery Branicki was its leader), Sapieha changed his position under the influence of Stanisław Małachowski, and became a supporter of reforms, and the May 3rd Constitution.[1] He strongly protested, when King Stanisław August Poniatowski joined the Targowica Confederation, and this so angered Sapieha, that he decided to leave Poland. He briefly settled in Dresden.[1] After the outbreak of the Kościuszko Uprising, he returned to his homeland and participated in the uprising, holding the rank of an Artillery Captain.[1] After the Uprising collapsed, he left Poland again, and spent the rest of his life in exile in Vienna where he died 1798.[1]



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