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Albrycht Stanislaw Radziwill
|Albrycht Stanisław Radziwiłł|
|Coat of Arms||Trąby|
|Parents|| Stanisław Pius Radziwiłł |
|Consorts|| Regina von Eisenreich |
Anna Krystyna Lubomirska
|Date of Birth||July 1, 1595|
|Place of Birth||Ołyka|
|Date of Death||November 12, 1656|
|Place of Death||Gdańsk|
Albrycht Stanisław Radziwiłł (1595-1656), was a Polish magnate, noble, a Lithuanian duke and a politician. Lesser Lithuanian Chancellor from 1619, Greater Lithuanian Chancellor and Starosta wilenski from 1623, starost.
He was born on July 1, 1595 in his family manor in Ołyka to Stanisław Pius Radziwiłł and Marianna nee Myszka. During his life he held several important posts in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, some of them hereditary. Apart from directing his family estate in Ołyka, he was in charge of foreign policies and internal affairs of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, as he held the posts of sub-Chancellor of Lithuania (since 1619), Grand Chancellor of Lithuania and Starosta (city foreman) of Wilno (since 1623), as well as starosta of Kowel, Tuchola, Gniew , Pińsk, Wieluń, Dyneburg, Kobryń and Szawle.
Member of the poweful Rzadziwiłł family, whose motto was The Lord is Our Counsel (pl.Bog nam radzi), last of Ordynacja of Olyka line, fourth to bear the name of Albert. Just like other Radziwills, he was famous for the support given to his relatives: he did not fail to watch over the interests of his Calvinist cousins, despite being renown for his opposition to the heretics.
Despite being one of the most powerful magnates in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, both of his marriages (with Regina von Eisenreich in 1619 and with Anna Krystyna Lubomirska in 1638) were childless.
During later stages of his life, Radziwiłł wrote a diary Pamiętnik o dziejach w Polsce (Memoir or Diary of the history of Poland) covering the 1632-1656 period. This book is perhaps his most famous legacy.
He died childless on November 12, 1656. His estates were inherited by Ordynat of Nieswiez line of Radziwill family.
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