Bar Confederation 1768-1772

[ 1768 - 1772 ]

The Bar Confederation (Polish: Konfederacja barska; 1768–1772) was an association of Polish nobles (szlachta) formed at the fortress of Bar in Podolia in 1768 to defend the internal and external independence of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth against Russian influence and against King Stanislaw August Poniatowski and Polish reformers who were attempting to limit the power of the Commonwealth's magnates (wealthy szlachta). The founders of the Bar Confederation included the magnates Adam Krasinski, Bishop of Kamenets, Kazimierz Pulaski, Moritz Benyowszki and Michal Krasinski. Its creation led to a civil war and contributed to the First Partition of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. Some historians consider the Bar Confederation the first Polish uprising.

Belligerents Initiation Date Termination Date
Russian Empire and Kingdom of France 1768 1772 View

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