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Marcin Kazanowski
Field Crown Hetman
Preceded by Stanisław Koniecpolski
Succeeded by Mikołaj Potocki
Personal details
Born 1563/66
Died October 19, 1636(1636-10-19)
Spouse(s) Katarzyna Starzycka

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Marcin Kazanowski, (1563/66[1] – 19 October 1636) was a noble (szlachcic), magnate, castellan of Halice from 1622, voivode of Podole Voivodeship from 1632 and Field Crown Hetman of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth from 1633.

Married to Katarzyna Starzycka in 1600, he was the father of Dominik Aleksander Kazanowski (1605–1648), voivode of Bracław. His family, the Kazanowski family, descendants of Mediolan Comeses, founded the town of Kazanów in 1566.

Under Hetman Stanisław Koniecpolski, he was one of the commanding officers in the Battle of Górzno in 1629 against the Swedes.

The discovery legend of the Madonna Bołszowiecka relates that during one of battles against Tatars, Hetman Kazanowski discovered the icon of the Blessed Virgin. This was viewed by his troops as a miracle and boosted their morale, leading to a victory.

Under King Władysław IV Vasa, he also participated in the wars against the Russian Tsardom.

See also

  • Adam Kazanowski
  • Marcin Kazanowski (?-1587)
  • Zygmunt Kazanowski


  1. The year of birth is not certain due to several conflicting sources

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