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Andrzej Maksymilian Fredro

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Family  House of Fredro
Name  Andrzej Fredro
Coat of arms  Boncza coat of arms

Andrzej Maksymilian Fredro httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu
Role  Former Marshal of the Sejm
Died  June 15, 1679, Przemysl, Poland
Previous office  Marshal of the Sejm (1652–1652)

Andrzej Maksymilian Fredro (c.1620–1679) was a Polish szlachcic and writer.

He was castellan of Lwów from 1654 and voivode of the Podolian Voivodeship from 1676. He was Marshal of the Sejm (zwyczajny) from January 26 – March 11, 1652, in Warsaw. At that sejm Władysław Siciński used liberum veto for the first time. Fredro fortified Przemyśl in 1658.

In his political writing, Fredro argues that liberum veto is necessary for a republic as big as the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. When one region of the Commonwealth falls into crisis, nobles from other regions may not be fully aware of the danger. Decision by majority in the Sejm is dangerous for such a big republic, because it enables the majority to ignore the interests of a particular region which has gotten into difficulty and asks the nation for help.

Works

  • Gestorum Populi Poloni sub Henrico Valesio (1652)
  • Przysłowia mów potocznych (1658)
  • Scriptorum seu togae et belli notationum fragmenta (1660)
  • Monita politicomoralia (1664)
  • Militarium seu axiomatum belli (1668)
  • Epistola ad amicum (1669)
  • Vir Consilii (1730, released after his death)
  • References

    Andrzej Maksymilian Fredro Wikipedia


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