Konstytucja 3 Maja 1791 roku

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Konstytucja 3 Maja 1791 roku is a painting by Jan Matejko. The painting depicts King Stanislaus Augustus together with members of the Grand Sejm and inhabitants of Warsaw entering St John's Cathedral in order to swear in the new national constitution just after it had been adopted by the Grand Sejm in the Royal Castle visible in the background.

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Guide[edit]

1 Stanislaus Augustus (1732-1798), King of Poland 1764-1795
2. Jan Dekert (1738-1790), former City President (Mayor) of Warsaw
3. Elżbieta Grabowska (1748-1810), king's mistress
4. Jan Kiliński (1760-1819), shoemaker, member of the Warsaw City Council
5. Klemens Hofbauer (1751-1820), Redemptorist (priest)
6. Światopełk Czetwiertyński (1748-1794), Castellan of Przemyśl, opposed to the Constitution
7. Franciszek Branicki (ca. 1730-1819), Grand Hetman of the Crown, opposed to the Constitution
8. Hugo Kołłątaj (1750-1812), Underchancellor of the Crown, co-author of the Constitution
9. Ignacy Potocki (1750-1809), Grand Marshal of Lithuania, co-author of the Constitution
10. Adam Czartoryski (1734-1832), Prefect General of Podolia, supporter of the Constitution
11. Stanisław Małachowski (1736-1809), Crown Marshal of the Grand Sejm, holding the Constution in his hand
12. Ignacy Zakrzewski (1745-1802), City President (Mayor) of Warsaw
13. Tadeusz Kościuszko (1746-1817), Crown Army General
14. Kazimierz Sapieha (1754-1798), Lithuanian Artillery General
15. Jan Suchorzewski (d. 1809), Wojski of Wschowa, opposed to the Constitution
16. Kazimierz Konopka (1769-1805), Hugo Kołłątaj's secretary
17. Stanisław Staszic (1755-1826), scientist and political writer
18. Andrzej Zamoyski (1716-1792), Grand Chancellor of the Crown
19. A peasant
20. Józef Poniatowski (1763-1813), General-Major
21. An old Jew

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