Her father, Mathieu Laczynski, who had fought heroically during the struggle for Polish independence, died prematurely, leaving his wife Eva to bring up their six young children on her own. Marie was the eldest and, as her four brothers had contracted small debts, it was up to her to secure the future of her family. At the beginning of at the age of eighteen and encouraged by her mother, she was married to the sixty-eight-year-old Athanasius Walewski b. This was to be his third union, having been twice widowed already. The Walewskis were one of the greatest houses in Poland and of ancient nobility.
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Marie Charlotte de La Trémoille - Wikipedia
Marie Charlotte moved with her husband to Jena , who was designed by her late father-in-law as Bernhard's eventual inheritance although he formally assumed the government over his lands only in They had five children, of whom only one survived to adulthood:. The union was completely unhappy, and shortly after he obtain the overlordship of Jena, Bernhard wanted divorce Marie Charlotte in order to marry his mistress, Marie Elisabeth of Kospoth, one of the ladies of his court, who on 20 September bore him a daughter, Emilie Eleonore. However, the Duke's efforts for a legal separation from his wife proved to be unsuccessful, as no theologian or jurist could give him grounds for divorce ; however, Bernhard didn't abandoned his mistress and finally in they were married by a Jesuit priest named Andreas Wigand.
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