Jósef Antoni Poniatowski

Jósef Antoni Poniatowski

Birth
Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria
Death 19 Oct 1813 (aged 50)
Leipzig, Stadtkreis Leipzig, Saxony (Sachsen), Germany
Burial Kraków, Miasto Kraków, Małopolskie, Poland
Memorial ID 8604142 · View Source
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Polish general and Maréchal de France, nephew of Stanislaus II., the last King of Poland. In 1807 he became minister of war of the grand duchy of Warsaw. He led polish troops in Napoleons sucessful campain against Austria in 1809 and in the emperors less sucessful campain against Russia in 1812. During the Battle of Leipzig in October 1813 Napoleon made him Maréchal de France for his bravery. After Napoleons victory he was suposed to become the next King of Poland by Napoleon grace. He covered the withdrawl of the French troops after the Battle. He was wounded. The bridge over the Elster river he was suposed to cross was blown up. He was on the left side of the river with 2 000 of his men. He rode into the river and drowned.His body was found five days later. He was buried in the councillor crypt on Alter Johannisfriedhof in Leipzig. His body was moved on August 17 1814 to Warsaw and was buried in 1816 in Krakow.Cause of Death: Drowned

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 8604142
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jósef Antoni Poniatowski (7 May 1763–19 Oct 1813), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8604142, citing Wawel Cathedral, Kraków, Miasto Kraków, Małopolskie, Poland ; Maintained by Find A Grave .