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Michele Casimiro Pazzi Palatino Di Vilna Generale Dell Armi Di Lituania / Aka Michael Casimir, Palatine Of Vilna, Marshall Of Lithuania, Aka Mykolas Kazimieras Pacas ( Original Antique Engraving From Historia Di Leopoldo Cesare, Continente Le Cose Piu Memorabili Successe In Europa, Dal 1656 Fino Al 1670.
[Circa 1670-1674]: Giovanni. Battista Hacque/ Hacque, Johann Baptist, 1670. 1st Edition 1st Printing. No Binding. Near Fine. Original Engraving By Johann Alexander Boner After A Drawing By A. Bloem. Original Engraving, Circa 1670, Signed As Engraved By Johann Alexander Boner (Bonacino) After A. Bloem. Apparently A Leaf From A Collection Of Portraits. Part Of A Large Collection Of Original Antique Engravings Formed By A Southern California Artist In The Early To Middle Twentieth Century. Each Plate Has Small Glue Marks On Reverse Where They Were Tipped In To An Album. Michal Kazimierz Pac(Lithuanian: Mykolas Kazimieras Pacas) (1624 - 1682), Was A Nobleman Of The Grand Duchy Of Lithuania And A Member Of The Pac Family. He Was A Son Of Stefan Pac And A Brother Of Krzysztof Zygmunt Pac, The Chancellor Of Lithuania. Michal Kazimierz Pac Joined The Army As A Young Man And Steadily Rose Through Its Ranks. In 1663, During The Second Northern War (Deluge), When The Territory Of The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth Was Occupied By Russian And Swedish Soldiers, Pac Was Appointed As The Field Hetman Of Lithuania And Voivode Of Smolensk. He Was Further Promoted To Great Hetman In 1667 And Voivode Of Vilna In 1669. Pac Opposed The Election Of Michael Korybut Wisniowiecki (Ruled 1669-1673) To The Throne Of The Commonwealth. In 1673, Pac Fought In The Battle Of Chocim Against The Turks. After The Death Of Wisniowiecki, He Opposed Election Of John Iii Sobieski (Ruled 1674-1696). When It Was Discovered That Pac Plotted With Austria And Brandenburg Against Sobieski, He Fell From Public Favor. Michal Kazimierz Pac Funded The Construction Of St. Peter And St. Paul Church In Vilnius, Considered To Be One Of The Best Examples Of Baroque Architecture In Lithuania. Following His Wishes, He Was Interred In The Church Vestibule And His Grave Was Marked With A Latin Inscription Hic Iacet Pecator (English: Here Lies A Sinner.)
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