Effigies from Żółkiewski tomb monument: Stanisław Żółkiewski, his only son Jan, his wife Regina Herbutówna and his daughter Zofia Daniłowiczowa by Wojciech Kapinos (II), 1630s, St. Lawrence's Church in Zhovkva (today Ukraine). Tomb monuments of the family members of the famous military commander of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Stanisław Żółkiewski (1547 -1620), were commissioned by his daughter Zofia Daniłowiczowa née Żółkiewska.
The sculptures are attributed to Wojciech Kapinos the Younger (1577-1655), an architect and sculptor from Lviv, in today’s Ukraine. Also, Johann Pfister from Wrocław, who created Dutch-Flemish style Ostrogski tomb monument in Tarnów, was suggested as author.
Żółkiewski, Grand Hetman of the Crown from 1613, best-known for his victory against combined Russian and Swedish forces at the battle of Klushino in 1610, died in the 1620 battle of Cecora against the Ottoman Empire, which further boosted his fame. With his wife Regina Herbutówna, he had a son, Jan, and two daughters, Katarzyna and Zofia.
Żółkiewski 's son took part in the Cecora's expedition. Severely wounded, he was taken prisoner by the Ottoman army. Ransomed by his mother along with his father's corpse, he died shortly after.
Over the course of his career Stanisław Żółkiewski amassed a large fortune. His annual income of more than 100,000 złotys made him one of the wealthiest magnates in the Commonwealth. His assets were eventually inherited by Jakub Sobieski, whose son John became a Polish king, as John III and another renowned commander.
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