Jordan-Rozwadowski is a family of high nobility which has been powerful and important for centuries, first in the Kingdom of Poland and later in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Ignacy Jordan-Rozwadowski (son of Antoni by his wife Helena Rupniewska) obtained the hereditary title of "Count" of Galicia from Joseph II Habsburg Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire on 23rd August 1783. Konstanty, Wladymir-Wladyslaw and Aleksander (all sons of Jan-Tadeusz by his second wife Maria Wagrodzka) obtained the title of Count from Czar Aleksander II on 29th June 1872. That title is now extinct.

The Jordan-Rozwadowski Coat of Arms use the Trąby coat of arms. General Tadeusz Jordan-Rozwadowski, perhaps the most famous member of Jordan-Rozwadowski family, was one of the founders of modern Poland, the first chief-of-staff of the modern Polish Army, and one of the architects of the Polish victory in the battle of Warsaw.

Trąby Coat of Arms. As Counts of the Holy Roman Empire, the Jordan-Rozwadowski Coat of Arms uses The Trąby Arms on a white shield. (See for comparison the Radziwiłł arms, from a closely related family, but which use a blue shield.) The coronet (modern version) on top of the arms designate the status of a Count of the Holy Roman/later Austrian Empire. The open faced gold helm also designates the family's noble status in Empire. ]

Coat of arms and motto

Family motto: various cries


The Jordan-Rozwadowski family is traceable to a Polish Bishop and his brothers ca. 900 AD,and was a member of the Polish nobility, and a part of Traby clan ("see Trąby Coat of Arms"). The Jordan commemorates a distant ancestor who fought in the crusades and as legend has it was the first Pole to explore the Jordan River valley. Another prominent member was the Polish Patriot Kasimierz Jordan-Rozwadowksi, who fought against the last partition of Poland. The family obtained the title of count from the Habsburg Emperor Joseph II in 1783.


The Rozwadowski family members include:
* Ignacy Jordan-Rozwadowski,
* Kazimierz Jordan-Rozwadowski, 1757-1836, Polish Patriot
* Tadeusz Jordan-Rozwadowski, 1866-1928, Polish General, first chief of staff of the Polish Army, major contributor to victory at the Battle of Warsaw (1920), great-grandson of Kazimierz Jordan-Rozwadowski
* Jozef Jordan-Rozwadowski, 1909-1984, Polish army officer & engineer, only son of Tadeusz Jordan-Rozwadowski
* Melania Jozefina Jordan-Rozwadowski, 1912- ?, only daughter of Tadeusz Jordan-Rozwadowski, no issue. Seems to have died in the 1970's under mysterious circumstances.
* Jean Jordan-Rozwadowski, former president of MasterCard for Latin America.
* Calia Brencsons-Van Dyk (see List of Latvians), only grandchild of Jozef Jordan-Rozwadowski, only great-grandchild of Tadeusz Jordan-Rozwadowski.
* Wincenty Jordan Rozwadowski - polish soldiers, creator and member of Polish Inteligent Servis F2 in France

See also

* Noble's Democracy

Further reading

* R. Ulrych, “General Tadeusz Rozwadowski and the Attempt to Establish a Volunteer American Legion within the Polish Army, 1919—1920,” The Polish Review, vol. XXXVII, no.1., 1992, p.102-104
* Mariusz Patelski, "Generał broni Tadeusz Jordan Rozwadowski: żołnierz i dyplomata" (Generał broni Tadeusz Jordan Rozwadowski: soldier and diplomat), Warszawa 2002

External links

* [ Rozwadowski Family Links and Genealogy]
* [ Chief of General Staff of Polish Army, General Tadeusz Rozwadowski Papers. Description of archival collection in the Jozef Pilsudski Institute in New York]
* [ Tadeusz Jordan-Rozwadowski] . Extensive site with large gallery.
* [ "Zniszczony za życia"] (Destroyed during life) by Jan Engelgard
* [ Generał Rozwadowski] by Lech Maria Wojciechowski

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