Jan Potocki

Politician, Noble person

1761 – 1815

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Who was Jan Potocki?

Count Jan Nepomucen Potocki was a Polish nobleman, Polish Army Captain of Engineers, ethnologist, Egyptologist, linguist, traveler, adventurer and popular author of the Enlightenment period, whose life and exploits made him a legendary figure in his homeland. Outside Poland he is known chiefly for his novel, The Manuscript Found in Saragossa.

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Born
Mar 8, 1761
Kalynivka Raion
Also known as
  • Count Jan Nepomucen Potocki
  • Jean Potocki
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Nationality
  • Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth
  • Russian Empire
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Died
Dec 23, 1815
Vinnytsia

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on July 23, 2013

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