Person:Lew Sapieha (1)

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Lew Sapieha
b.1557
d.1633
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Name Lew Sapieha
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1557
Marriage to Halaszka Radziwiłł
Marriage to Dorota Firlej
Death[1] 1633
Reference Number? Q727122?


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Lew Sapieha (; ; 4 April 1557 – 7 July 1633) was a nobleman and statesman of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. He became Great Secretary of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in 1580, Great Clerk of the Grand Duchy in 1581, Court Chancellor in 1585, Grand Chancellor from 1589 until 1623, Voivode of Vilnius in 1621, Great Lithuanian Hetman in 1623 and governor of Slonim, Brest and Mogilev. He was of Ruthenian ethnicity, however, modern Belarusian sources interpret his Ruthenian heritage as Belarusian

Lew is considered as a great political figure of the Commonwealth. A rich and powerful magnate, he was known for his wisdom as a statesman, lawyer and military commander, he was one of the greatest leaders of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania at the times of the Duchy's highest cultural flourishing.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Lew Sapieha, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.