Michał Korybut Wiśniowiecki

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Michael Korybut Wiśniowiecki (Polish: Michał Korybut Wiśniowiecki, Lithuanian: Mykolas I Kaributas Višnioveckis; July 31, 1640 – November 10, 1673), son of Jarema Wiśniowiecki and his wife Gryzelda Konstancja Zamoyska, was King of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth from September 29, 1669, to his death in 1673.

In 1670 he was married to Eleonora Maria of Austria, (in Polish: Eleonora Wiśniowiecka or Eleonora Habsburżanka) a Habsburg, born 1653 at Regensburg died 1697 at Vienna, daughter of Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor, by his third wife Eleonora Gonzaga.

Michael Korybut owed allegiance to the Imperial Habsburgs as a member of the Order of the Golden Fleece.


Royal titles

  • Official Latin version: Michael I, Dei Gratia rex Poloniae, magnus dux Lithuaniae, Russiae, Prussiae, Masoviae, Samogitiae, Livoniae, Smolensciae, Kijoviae, Volhyniae, Podoliae, Podlachiae, Severiae, Czernichoviaeque, etc.

(citation from one contemporary document: "Michael primvs, Dei gratia rex Poloniae, magnus dvx Lituaniae, Russiae, Prussiae, Masouiae, Samogitiae, Kiiouiae, Volhyniae, Podlachiae, Podoliae, Liuoniae, Smolensciae, Seueriae Czernihouiaeque etc")


Following the abdication of King John II Casimir Vasa and the end of The Deluge, the Polish nobility elected Michael king. Michael was the son of a successful but controversial military commander, Jeremi Michał Wiśniowiecki, known for his ruthless actions against Bohdan Chmielnicki's Uprising.

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