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Teodor Andrzej Potocki : biography

February 13, 1664 - December 12, 1738

Teodor Andrzej Potocki (1664–1738) was a Polish nobleman (szlachcic), Primate of Poland, interrex in 1733.

Teodor was Rector of Przemyśl and canon of Kraków since 1687, Bishop of Chełmno since 1699 and Bishop of Warmia since 1711. In 1722 Teodor became Archbishop of Gniezno and Primate of Poland.

He became interrex after the death of August II of Poland and led the election of a new King in Wola. In 1733 he declared and crowned Stanisław I Leszczyński as the successor of August II on the Polish throne. He supported Leszczyński during the following War of the Polish Succession.

Teodor was a protector of the Jesuits order and benefactor of churches, monasteries and palaces.


Category:Polish Princes of the Holy Roman Empire Category:Ecclesiastical senators of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth Category:1664 births Category:1738 deaths Category:Polish nobility Category:Archbishops of Gniezno Category:Bishops of Warmia Potocki Category:Polish interreges Teodor Category:18th-century Roman Catholic archbishops Category:Recipients of the Order of the White Eagle (Poland)

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