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16 February 2024

The Decisive Night of 26/27 June 1697, or What Determined the Election of August II to the Polish Throne

Kwartalnik Historyczny
The Decisive Night of 26/27 June 1697, or What Determined the Election of August II to the Polish Throne

The text continues the reflections (“In the Realm of Myth, or What Did Not Determine the 1697 Election of Augustus II to the Polish Throne” [KH 129, 2022, 4, pp. 797—821]). Its purpose is to establish what really decided in the last days of the 1697 Election Sejm that, in a split election, the Polish nobility chose, alongside French Prince François Louis de Conti, the least expected candidate — a convert from Lutheranism, the Saxon Elector Friedrich August I Wettin (August II). The author reconstructs the last days of the Sejm, confronting diplomatic and diary relations with the records of the Sejm proceedings.

Source: Kosińska U. (2023). The Decisive Night of 26/27 June 1697, or What Determined the Election of August II to the Polish Throne. Kwartalnik Historyczny. №CXXX. 1: 5-50

Source web-site: https://www.kh-ihpan.edu.pl/images/KH2023-1/01_Kosinska.pdf

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