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Książe Jeremi Michał Korybut-Wiśniowiecki (Wiśniowiecki ks.1612)

Ukrainian: Єремія Михайло Михайлович Корибут-Вишневецький
Also Known As: "Jarema"
Birthplace: Lubny, Poltava Oblast, Ukraine
Death: August 20, 1651 (39)
Pavoloch, Popil'nyans'kyi district, Zhytomyrs'ka oblast, Ukraine
Immediate Family:

Son of Michał Wiśniowiecki h. Korybut, książę and Regina (Raina) Wiśniowiecka
Husband of Gryzelda Konstancja Korybut-Wiśniowiecka
Father of Michał Korybut Wiśniowiecki, King of Poland
Brother of Anna Konstancja Firlej; Aleksander Roman, fl 1629 Korybut-Wiśniowiecki and Jerzy Krzysztof, fl 1629 Korybut-Wiśniowiecki

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About Książe Jeremi Michał Korybut-Wiśniowiecki



The 17th Century Polish Nobility http://www.almanachdegotha.org/id221.html

Wiśniowiecki ; Spouse(s) Gryzelda Konstancja Zamoyska; Issue

Michał Korybut Wiśniowiecki; Full name Jeremi Michał Korybut Wiśniowiecki; Noble family Wiśniowiecki; Father Michał Wiśniowiecki; Mother Regina Mohyła (Raina Mohylanka); Born August 17, 1612; Lubny, Kiev Voivodship, Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth; Died August 20, 1651 (aged 39); Pawołocz, Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth;

Jeremi Wiśniowiecki (Ukrainian: Ярема Вишневецький - Yarema Vyshnevetsky; August 17, 1612 – August 20, 1651) nicknamed Hammer on the Cossacks or Iron Hand, was a notable member of the aristocracy of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Prince of Wiśniowiec, Łubnie and Chorol in the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland and the father of the future King of Poland, Michael I.

A notable magnate and military commander with Ruthenian and Moldavian origin, Wiśniowiecki was heir of one of the biggest fortunes of the state and rose to several notable dignities, including the position of voivode of Ruthenian Voivodship in 1646. His conversion from Eastern Orthodoxy to Roman Catholicism caused much dissent in Polish occupied Ruthenia and Ukraine. Wiśniowiecki was one of the wealthiest magnates of Poland, ruling over lands inhabited by 230,000 people, as well as a successful military leader.

Jeremi Michał Korybut Wiśniowiecki was born in 1612; neither the exact date nor the place of his birth are known.[1] His father, Michał Wiśniowiecki, of the Lithuanian-Ruthenian Wiśniowiecki family,[2] died soon after Jeremi's birth, in 1616.[3] His mother, Regina Mohyła (Raina Mohylanka) was a Moldavian-born noble woman of the Movilești family, and daughter of the Moldavian Prince Ieremia Movilă; she died in 1619.[4] Both of his parents were of the Eastern Orthodox Church rite.[4]

Orphaned at the age of seven, Wiśniowiecki was raised by his uncle, Konstanty Wiśniowiecki, whose branch of the family were Roman Catholics.[4] Jeremi attended a Jesuit college in Lwów and later, in 1629, he traveled to Italy, where he briefly attended the University of Bologna. He also acquired some military experience in the Netherlands.[4][5] The upbringing by his uncle and the trips abroad polonized him, and turned him from a provincial Ruthenian princeling into one of the youngest magnates of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.[5]

In 1631 Wiśniowiecki returned to the Commonwealth and took over from his uncle the management of his father's huge estate, which included a large part of what is now Ukraine.[5][6] In 1632 he converted from Eastern Orthodoxy to Catholicism, an action that caused much concern in Ukraine.[6] His decision has been analyzed by historians, and often criticized, particularly in Ukrainian historiography.[6][7] The Orthodox Church feared to lose a powerful protector, and Isaiah Kopinsky, metropolitan bishop of Kiev and a friend of his mother, unsuccessfully plead with him to change his mind.[7] Jeremi would not budge although he remained on decent terms with the Orthdox Church, avoiding provocative actions, and supported his uncle and Orthodox bishop Peter Mogila and his Orthodox Church collegium.[7]


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Książe Jeremi Michał Korybut-Wiśniowiecki's Timeline

August 17, 1612
Lubny, Poltava Oblast, Ukraine
July 31, 1640
Bilyi Kamin', Zolochivs'kyi district, L'vivs'ka oblast, Ukraine
August 20, 1651
Age 39
Pavoloch, Popil'nyans'kyi district, Zhytomyrs'ka oblast, Ukraine