Mazowieckie, Poland (1765 – 1833)
Michał Kleofas Ogiński (Lithuanian: Mykolas Kleopas Oginskis, Belarusian: Міхаіл Клеафас Агінскі) (Guzów, near Warsaw, October 7, 1765 - October 10, 1833, Florence, Italy) was a Polish-Lithuanian and later Russian statesman, insurrectionary and composer, best known for his polonaise, Pożegnanie Ojczyzny (English: Farewell to the Fatherland).
Ogiński was an ambassador, composer, Paymaster General of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. His father, Andrius, was governor of Trakai; his mother, Paulina, was a daughter of the magnate, Szembek. Ogiński was born in Guzów, near… read more
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