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Anna Leszczynska (1699 1717)

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Family  Leszczynski
Mother  Katarzyna Opalinska
Role  1699–1717
Great-grandparents  Krzysztof Opalinski
Father  Stanislaw Leszczynski
Name  Anna Leszczynska
Coat of arms  Wieniawa coat of arms
Anna Leszczynska (1699–1717)
Born  25 May 1699 Poland (1699-05-25)
Died  June 20, 1717, Zweibrucken, Germany
Parents  Catherine Opalinska, Stanislaw I
Grandparents  Rafal Leszczynski, Jan Karol Opalinski, Anna Leszczynska, Zofia Czarnkowska Opalinska
People also search for  Stanislaw I, Catherine Opalinska

Anna Leszczynska (Trzebnica, Poland, 25 May 1699 – 20 June 1717 in Grafinthal, Germany), was a Polish noblewoman from the Leszczynski family and later Royal Princess of Poland when her father became King in 1704.


Anna was the eldest daughter of Stanislaw Leszczynski (who became King of Poland in 1704 and later Duke of Lorraine) and his wife, born Countess Catherine Opalinska. She was named after her paternal grandmother, born Princess Anna Jablonowska.

Her only sister, Maria Leszczynska, was born in 1703 and later became Queen of France as the wife of Louis XV. Between his two daughters, Anna seems the favorite of King Stanislaw. She received a careful education.

Anna died of pneumonia aged eighteen in Grafinthal cloister, in the district of Mandelbachtal in Saarpfalz-Kreis. Many doctors called to her bedside by her father have likely accelerated her death, multiplying the purges and bleeding.

Her death devastated Leszczynski family, especially her father. King Stanislaw asked his second daughter Maria never pronounce the name of Anna again before him and she observe this instructions so carefully even in front of her husband King Louis XV, that years later he was surprised to learn that she had a sister.


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