1677, Oct 201766, Feb 23
King of Poland, Grand Duke of Lithuania, Duke of Lorraine and a count of the Holy Roman Empire. Stanislaw was born into a powerful magnate family of Greater Poland, and he had the opportunity to travel to western Europe in his youth. In 1702 King Charles XII of Sweden marched into the country as part of a continuing series of conflicts between the powers of northern Europe. Charles forced the Polish nobility to depose Poland’s king, Augustus II the Strong, and then placed Stanislaw on the throne (1704). The early 18th century was a period of great problems and turmoil for Poland.
 Timeline (4)
07/12/1704-Stanislaw Leszczynski becomes king of part of Poland
09/12/1733-Polish Landowners select Stanislaw Leszczynski as king (for the second time)
09/22/1733-Polish King Stanislaw Leszczynski flees to Danzig 
01/26/1736-Stanislaw Leszczynski, last king of Poland, abdicates his throne
 Mentions (2)
Jean Girardet
...talented portraitist, and became the official painter of Stanislaw Leszczynski, where he would be commissioned to paint all...
Marie Leszczynska
...noblewoman and French Queen consort. The daughter of King Stanislaw Leszczynski — Stanislaw I of Poland (later Duke of Lorraine)...
 Quotes (10) • View in Quotations
Can princes born in palaces be sensible of the misery of those who dwell in cottages?
It is having in some measure a sort of wit to know how to use the wit of others.
Long ailments wear out pain, and long hopes joy.
Presumption should never make us neglect that which appears easy to us, nor despair make us lose courage at the sight of difficulties.
Reason shows us our duty; he who can make us love our duty is more powerful than reason itself.
Religion has nothing more to fear than not being sufficiently understood.
Science when well digested is nothing but good sense and reason.
To believe with certainty we must begin with doubting.
To make good use of life, one should have in youth the experience of advanced years, and in old age the vigor of youth.
Where religion speaks, reason has only a right to hear.
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