Marcjan Aleksander Ogiński

Marcjan Aleksander Ogiński
It has been proposed that Marcjan Aleksander Ogiński may be the subject of The Polish Rider (c. 1655), by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

Marcjan Aleksander Ogiński (1632 – 5 January 1690 in Alovė, now Alytus district of Lithuania) was a nobleman, a military commander and a statesman of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. He advanced to colonel (pulkownik) in 1657, served as Voivod of Trakai (since 1670) and Grand Chancellor of Lithuania (since 1684). He was the signatory of the Eternal Peace Treaty of 1686 with the Tsardom of Russia, on the side of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.

He initiated the establishment of Dominicans in the Peninsula Castle of Trakai, which was approved in 1678. Since 1681, Ogiński was the owner of Vepriai and Deltuva (present day Lithuania), which were received from his sister Barbara.

Marcjan Aleksander Ogiński may be the subject of a much debated work, Rembrandt's The Polish Rider. The image was painted at the time he was studying in the Netherlands. It has been suggested that Ogiński had the portrait painted on the eve of his return to his military unit during the devastating Swedish invasions in the Deluge.[1]


  1. ^ Zygulski, Jr., Zdzislaw, Further Battles for the Lisowczyk (Polish Rider) by Rembrandt, JSTOR, Vol. 21, No. 41. (2000), pp. 197-205.

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Ogiński family — Coat of arms of the Ogiński family Ogiński (Lithuanian: Oginskiai) was a noble family of Lithuania and Poland (later, the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth), member of The Princely Houses of Poland. They were most likely of Rurikid stock, related to …   Wikipedia

  • Mikołaj "the Black" Radziwiłł — For other people with the name of Mikołaj Radziwiłł, see Mikołaj Radziwiłł (disambiguation). Mikołaj the Black Radziwiłł Portrait of Mikołaj Czarny Radziwiłł Born February 4, 1515(1515 02 04) Niaśviž …   Wikipedia

  • Michał Serwacy Wiśniowiecki — Michał Serwacy Wiśniowiecki …   Wikipedia

  • Mikołaj "the Red" Radziwiłł — For other people with the name of Mikolaj Radziwiłł, see Mikołaj Radziwiłł (disambiguation). Mikołaj the Red Radziwiłł Born 1512 Nesvizh, now Belarus …   Wikipedia

  • Dominik Mikołaj Radziwiłł — For other people named Dominik Radziwiłł, see Dominik Radziwiłł (disambiguation). Dominik Mikołaj Radziwiłł Born 1643 Nieswiez Died 27 July 1697 Warsa …   Wikipedia

  • Vepriai — Infobox Settlement subdivision type = Country subdivision name = LTU timezone=EET utc offset=+2 timezone DST=EEST utc offset DST=+3 map caption = Location of Vepriai leader title = postal code type = official name = Vepriai nickname = image… …   Wikipedia

  • Lisowczycy — El jinete polaco de Rembrandt. Un Lisowczyk es el protagonista de esta gran obra del maestro holandés. Los historiadores del arte actuales consideran que se trata de un retrato del Gran Canciller de Lituania Marcjan Aleksander Oginski, hecho… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Kanclerz — Jan Zamoyski (1542 1605), Chancellor and friend of King Stefan Batory Kanclerz (Polish pronunciation: [ˈkant͡slɛʂ], Chancellor, from Latin: cancellarius) was one of the highest officials in the historic Poland. This office functioned from… …   Wikipedia

  • Michael Frederick Czartoryski — Coat of arms Czartoryski Spouse(s) Elenora Monika Waldstein Issue with Elenora …   Wikipedia

  • Mikalojus Radvila the Old — Mikalojus Radvila Born c. 1450 Died July 16, 1509 Spouse Sofija Ona Manvydaitė Zofia Zasławska …   Wikipedia