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Maurycy Klemens Zamoyski : biography

30 July 1871 - 5 May 1939

Count Maurycy Klemens Zamoyski (1871–1939) was a Polish nobleman (szlachcic), politician, social activist, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland.

Maurycy was the 15th Ordynat of Zamość estate and the biggest land owner in pre-World War II Poland. He co-founded and became chairman of the Agricultural Society in 1903. In the Russian occupied part of Poland member of the Duma. During the First World War vice-chairman of the National Committee in Warsaw later vice-chairman of the National Committee in Paris.

He ran in the 1922 presidential elections, as a candidate of the right-wing camp, supported by various political parties, most notably the National Democracy political camp. He won four rounds of the election, losing however the fifth one to Gabriel Narutowicz, who was hence elected the President of Poland. From 1919–1924 ambassador in Paris. From 19 January 1924 until 27 July 1924 he served as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland.

He married Princess Maria Róża Sapieha on 18 July 1906 in Białka Szlachecka.

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