|Stanisław Jan Jabłonowski|
|Born||April 3, 1634|
Łucza, near Lwów
|Died||April 3, 1702 (aged 68)|
Stanisław Jan Jabłonowski (1634–1702) was a Polish nobleman, magnate, outstanding military commander.
One of Poland's greatest military commanders, he was commander-in-chief of the Polish army at the Battle of Vienna (1683). He was the son of the Lord Sword-Bearer Jan Jabłonowski and Anna Ostroróg (Ostrorogow). He married Marianna Kazanowska in 1658. He was a candidate for the Polish Throne following the death of King Jan III Sobieski.
He became the Grand Guardian of the Crown in 1660, the Grand Camp Leader of the Crown in 1661, the voivode of Ruthenian Voivodship in 1664, Field Crown Hetman in 1676, Great Crown Hetman in 1682 and castellan of Kraków in 1692. He was also the Starost of Kamieniec Podolski, Żydaczów, Sierpc, Winnica, Świecie, Korsuń, Czehryń, Biała Cerkiew, Bohusław, Busko-Zdrój, Międzyrzec Podlaski, Mościsk, Błonie, Janów Lubelski and Nisko.
He participated in the War with Sweden during The Deluge, then with the Cossacks and Muscovy. He took part in the Chocim campaign of 1673 and participated in the Vienna expedition of 1683. He led the right wing of Polish cavalry forces at the Battle of Vienna. He also stopped the Tatars at Lwów in 1695.
In 1692 Stanisław built the stronghold and the neighbouring town of Okopy Świętej Trójcy.
He was a candidate for the Polish throne in 1696. During the election, he supported August II, later in opposition to the King.
- Mała Encyklopedia Wojskowa, 1967, Wydanie I
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