Jan Potocki

(March 8th, 1761 – December 23rd, 1815)

Count Jan Potocki was a Polish nobleman and writer. Outside of Poland, he is chiefly known for his novel, The Manuscript Found in Saragossa. In Poland, however, he is a somewhat legendary figure known for his exploits as a traveller, adventurer, linguist, Egyptologist, ethnologist, and popular author of the Enlightenment period. He was also a Captain of Engineers in the Polish Army.

Most of The Manuscript Found in Saragossa and one of Potocki’s travel memoirs were published post-humously, after his suicide.

Jan Potocki is a book author.

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