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Wacław „Emir” Rzewuski (1784-1831): traveler and soldier

Filip Kucera

Abstract

Count Wacław Seweryn Rzewuski was born in 15 December 1784 in Lwów. He was the son of field Hetman Seweryn Rzewuski, who was one of the leaders of the Targowica Confederation. Wacławs parents moved the family to Vienna after the third partition of Poland. He served in the Austrian army in agreement with his father’s will. From 1809-1819 he published „Mines de l'Orient” („The mines of the East”, in the sense of: „knowledge of Mine [Middle] East”), in six volumes. In the years 1818-1820 he travelled the Middle East, visiting Syria, Lebanon. During this years of travel he was admitted to 13 tribes and is reputed to have received the title of Emir, Taj al-Fahr („Crown of glory”) and Abd al-Niszan („servant of the sign”). He bought amazing horses from Nomads, he acquired about 100 priceless mares and stallions at the European studs. Count return to Poland and settling in his native Podolia. From 1825 Rzewuski belonged to the Patriotic Society. He was latter involved in the November uprising and Commanding a Division in the battle of Daszów on May 14, 1831. After that he was never seen again. The Russian put down the uprising, confiscated Rzewuski’s estate and dispersed the stud. The horses passed into various hands. Tsar also acquired some of them at his stud in Janów Podlaski.
Record ID
UAM6c4cbeed5a5b4a60a4a6ad7091c198d6
Diploma type
Doctor of Philosophy
Author
Filip Kucera (FoH) Filip Kucera,,
Title in Polish
Wacław „Emir” Rzewuski (1784-1831): podróżnik i żołnierz
Title in English
Wacław „Emir” Rzewuski (1784-1831): traveler and soldier
Language
pl Polish
Certifying Unit
Faculty of History (FoH)
Discipline
history / (humanities) / (humanities)
Scientific discipline (2.0)
1.3 history
Defense Date
14-11-2016
Title date
14-11-2016
Supervisor
URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10593/15467 opening in a new tab
Keywords in English
Wacław Rzewuski, Arabian horse, raising
Abstract in English
Count Wacław Seweryn Rzewuski was born in 15 December 1784 in Lwów. He was the son of field Hetman Seweryn Rzewuski, who was one of the leaders of the Targowica Confederation. Wacławs parents moved the family to Vienna after the third partition of Poland. He served in the Austrian army in agreement with his father’s will. From 1809-1819 he published „Mines de l'Orient” („The mines of the East”, in the sense of: „knowledge of Mine [Middle] East”), in six volumes. In the years 1818-1820 he travelled the Middle East, visiting Syria, Lebanon. During this years of travel he was admitted to 13 tribes and is reputed to have received the title of Emir, Taj al-Fahr („Crown of glory”) and Abd al-Niszan („servant of the sign”). He bought amazing horses from Nomads, he acquired about 100 priceless mares and stallions at the European studs. Count return to Poland and settling in his native Podolia. From 1825 Rzewuski belonged to the Patriotic Society. He was latter involved in the November uprising and Commanding a Division in the battle of Daszów on May 14, 1831. After that he was never seen again. The Russian put down the uprising, confiscated Rzewuski’s estate and dispersed the stud. The horses passed into various hands. Tsar also acquired some of them at his stud in Janów Podlaski.
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Uniform Resource Identifier
https://researchportal.amu.edu.pl/info/phd/UAM6c4cbeed5a5b4a60a4a6ad7091c198d6/

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