|Place of origin||Sobieszyn, Poland|
According to the family's legend, disproved by modern historians, it traced its lineage to Polish duke, Leszek II the Black. The family reached height of its power and importance in late 16th and 17th centuries, when one of its members were elected King of Poland: John III Sobieski (Jan III Sobieski). The last male member of the branch of the family that begun with John's grandfather, Marek Sobieski, in 16th century, was Jakub Ludwik Sobieski (1667–1737).
The Sobieski family used the Janina Coat of Arms and their motto was: "Vel cum hoc, vel super hoc".
Wilanów Palace, Warsaw
- The Beginnings of the Career of the Sobieski Family at the Wilanów Palace Museum
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