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Aleksander Benedykt Sobieski
b.6 Dec 1677
d.16 Nov 1714
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Name Aleksander Benedykt Sobieski
Gender Male
Birth[1] 6 Dec 1677
Death[1] 16 Nov 1714


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Aleksander Benedykt Stanisław Sobieski (6 December 1677 – 16 November 1714) was the son of John III Sobieski, King of Poland, and his wife, Marie Casimire Louise de la Grange d'Arquien.

He was a candidate for election to the Polish throne in 1697, following his father's death, but was unsuccessful. In 1702, he declined Charles XII of Sweden's offer to set him up as a rival king to Augustus II of Poland. He died in Rome in 1714, having recently become a Capuchin friar.

In Rome he helped a Czech-Slovak portrait painter Ján Kupecký to become famous.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Aleksander Benedykt Sobieski, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).