Chambers of Countess Zofia Potocka - De Luxe
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Born in the City of Bursa in 1765, she died in Berlin in 1822.
Constantinople courtesan of Greek origin, she was the sultan’s concubine according to one of the legend, cohabitant of many famous people, the spy and the adventuress who managed to become the Polish noblewoman (countess by title).
- 1777: Mother sold her 13-year daughter Dudu (Zofia) at slave market in Istanbul.
- 1778: Zofia became mistress of Ambassador Karol Boscamp-Lasopolski.
- June 14,1646: Zofia Clavone entered into marriage with J?zef Witte against his parents’ consent.
- 1781: During her travel around Europe as J?zef Witte’s wife, she got acquainted with King Stanis?aw August Poniatowski of Poland, King
Frederick ІІ of Prussia, Emperor Joseph II of Austria,
Queen Marie Antoinette of France as well as her future husband, Polish magnate Stanis?aw Potocki.
- During 1787–1790s, she managed to get acquainted with Grigory
Potemkin, Saltykov, Catherine II.
- 1796: marriage between Zofia and J?zef Witte was officially dissolved.
- Zofia de Witte and Count Stanis?aw Potocki entered into marriage in the church on April 17, 1798.
- 1805: Stanis?aw Potocki found out about his wife’s adultery with his eldest and the most loved son Jerzy Potocki.
- Zofia was presented with expensive gifts for her merits. Catherine II presented her diamonds and several Belarusian villages. Large Greek settlement of Massandra, lands in Simeiz and Maskhor, cottage not far from Simferopol and beautiful palace in Petersburg were presented to her by her lover Grigory Potemkin.
Zofia gave birth to two sons within her first marriage to J?zef Witte. In her second
marriage to Count Stanis?aw Potocki she gave birth to 8 children.
Zofia Potocka’s name is connected to three tourist wonders of Ukraine:
Sofiivіska National Arboretum in Uman, Kamianets National Historic-Architectural Reserve and Khotyn Fortress.