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Władysław Zamoyski : biography

November 18, 1853 - October 3, 1924

Count Władysław Zamoyski (1853–1924) was a Polish nobleman (szlachcic), owner of Kórnik, Głuchów, Janusz, Babin and Bargów (estates in the Grand Duchy of Poznań) as well as Zakopane and the Polish part of the Tatra Mountains.

Activity in Poland

Zamoyski moved to Poland when he inherited Kórnik (with the castle, library and arboretum) and other properties from his uncle, Jan Kanty Działyński in 1881. In 1885, as a French citizen, he was expelled from Kórnik by Prussians and consequently moved to Zakopane. In 1889 he bought a large part of the Tatra Mountains, which thanks to him became a part of Congress Poland in 1902. He travelled back to France and returned to Poland in 1920.

With his sister, Maria Zamoyska, he initiated many charitable and educational institutions. Both of them never maried. In his testament, he granted all his properties to the Polish nation and initiated the creation of the Institute of Dendrology in Kórnik.

Early life

He was born in Paris and studied in École Polytechnique. As a representative of the French government, he travelled to Australia and Oceania.

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