Potocki, Jan, hrabia, 1761-1815

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Dates:
Birth 1761-03-08
Death 1815-12-23
Poles
French

Biographical notes:

Jan Potocki, a Polish historian, archeologist, and short-story writer, was born into the Polish aristocracy. Highly educated, he was fluent in French and regarded it as his second language. He served as an adviser to Catherine the Great and Alexander I, who appointed him head of a scientific mission to China in 1805. In the 1950s Roger Caillois discovered Potocki's Manuscrit Trouvé à Saragosse, a collection of exotic-erotic stories.

From the description of Manuscrit trouvé à Saragosse, 1805-1813 (inclusive) [microform]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84553730

Jan Potocki was a Polish historian, archaeologist, and traveler.

From the description of Journal, 1797-1798, of travels in Russia. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122474087

From the guide to the Journal, 1797-1798, of travels in Russia, 1797-1798, (American Philosophical Society)

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Subjects:

  • Scythians
  • Literature
  • Beyond Early America

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  • Authors

Places:

  • Soviet Union (as recorded)
  • Soviet Union (as recorded)