Prinz Michal Gedeon Radziwill

Prinz Michal Gedeon Radziwill

Male 1778 - 1850  (71 years)    Has 45 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Michal Gedeon Radziwill 
    Prefix Prinz 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 24 Sep 1778 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 May 1850  Warszawa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I662511  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2009 

    Father Prinz Michal Hieronim Radziwill,   b. 10 Oct 1744,   d. 28 Mar 1831  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Helena Przezdziecka,   b. 6 Jan 1753,   d. 1 Apr 1821, Warszawa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 26 Apr 1771 
    Siblings 5 siblings 
    Family ID F62997  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Aleksandra Stecka,   b. 1796,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1815 
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F290974  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • A liberal who fought in Kosciuszko's uprising, he subsequently accompanied his mother to Paris where he became an enthusiastic supporter of Napoleon. When the French created the duchy of Warsaw, he was given command of one of its infantry regiments and later served with distinction as a brigadier in the War of 1812.

      In 1815 he married and was made a senator in the Congress Kingdom. When his mother died in 1821, he inherited the properties of Nieborow and Szpanow. However, ten years later his estates were confiscated and he was forced to flee abroad, as he had accepted the post of commander-in-chief of the Polish forces during the suppressed revolt against Russia. Only through the family's intercession at Saint Petersburg were the properties offered to their Russified cousin, Leon Radziwill, who generously gave them back again a few years afterwards to Michal Gedeon's sons, still minors.

      Eventually, however, he was allowed to return to live in a reduced state at Nieborow, for the property had been damaged in the fighting and there were numerous creditors demanding satisfaction. His masterful wife, Aleksandra, then provided the real impetus to keep the château and gardens, redecorating the White Salon in late neoclassical taste.

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