Chapters: Micha? Kleofas Ogi?ski, Micha? Kazimierz Ogi?ski, Tadeusz
Franciszek Ogi?ski, Marcjan Aleksander Ogi?ski. Source: Wikipedia.
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Micha Kleofas Ogiski (Guz w, yrard w County, Poland, 7 October 1765
10 October 1833, Florence, Italy) was a Polish and later Russian
statesman, a Polish insurrectionary and composer, best known for
his polonaise, Poegnanie z Ojczyzn (Farewell to the Fatherland).
Ogiski was born in Guz w, yrard w County, in the PolishLithuanian
Commonwealth, now in Poland. His father Andrzej was governor of
Trakai, in Lithuania; his mother, Paulina, was a daughter of the
Polish magnate, Szembek. Taught at home, young Ogiski excelled
especially at music and foreign languages. Ogiski became an
ambassador, composer, and paymaster-general of the Grand Duchy of
Lithuania. Ogiski's tomb, Basilica of Santa Croce, Florence When
the Russians occupied Vilnius, he moved to Warsaw. The Russians
outlawed him and seized all his lands. Thereafter he lived in exile
successively in Vienna, Venice and Paris. He swore allegiance to
Tsar Alexander I of Russia and settled in Zalesie village, Ashmyany
region, in present-day Belarus. At the new place of living Oginski
built a new palace, an English-style park, a greenhouse, a zoopark
and collected a lot of books for his library. Being a well-known
musician and a composer, Oginski was fond of Italian and French
Opera, played violin, clavichord and balalaika. He started
composing marches and military songs in 1790's and become popular
among rebels in 1794. Some historians consider Oginski composed
music for the song Jeszcze Polska nie zgina (Poland has not yet
perished), which became the Polish National Hymn later. Living in
Zalesie, present-day Zalesie (Belarus), and later Helen w
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