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Prince Adam Jerzy Czartoryski – uncrowned king of Poland – 1861.

Prince Adam Jerzy Czartoryski – uncrowned king of Poland – 1861.

He belonged to the Czartoryski princely family, one of the richest and most distinguished in Polish history. Many Polish intellectuals and artists gathered around Prince Czartoryski in Paris, including the famous Frédéric Chopin.

On July 15, 1861, Prince Adam Jerzy Czartoryski, the former leader of the Polish emigration in the period of the non-existence of independent Poland, died. Because of his significance, he was also called the uncrowned king of Poland, and he had his seat in exile in Paris, in a palace called Hôtel Lambert. Many Polish intellectuals and artists, including Frédéric Chopin and Adam Mickiewicz, gathered around Prince Czartoryski at the Hotel Lambert.

Adam Jerzy Czartoryski belonged to the Czartoryski princely family, one of the richest and most distinguished in Polish history. It is interesting that in the first part of his life he was the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, and only later he opposed Russia, which largely repressed the part of Poland that came under its rule.

Prince Czartoryski emigrated in the early 1830s and settled in Paris. There he bought the aforementioned Hôtel Lambert Palace, which became an important national center. He lived until 1861, and died in Montfermeil not far from Paris. At the time of his death, he was in his high 92 years of age.

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