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Born in Seville Spain, in exile because the political changes in Poland, and following the death of his father in 1946, Prince Adam Karol is educated first in Spain and then in England and remains outside Poland until 1989.


Professor Marek Rostworowski becomes director of the Czartoryski Collection, and some time after Professor Rostworowski and Prince Adam Karol meet in London.


His first cousin becomes King Juan Carlos I, King of Spain.


He marries Nora de Piccioto in London on the 25th of January and has a daughter, Princess Tamara Laura born, on the 25th of April 1978.


Due to his interest and knowledge in Martial Arts, he is elected vice- President of both the World Karate Federation and the European Karate Union.


After the fall of the Iron Curtain, a new life starts for Prince Adam Karol in Poland.


Professor Marek Rostworowski becomes Minister of Culture. The High Court of the Nation returns to Prince Adam Karol the Museum and Library with all its contents.

He creates the Princes Czartoryski Foundation to run, organize, and administer the new life of the Collection, since his return many objects including the star "The Lady with an Ermine" have traveled around the world to represent the rich cultural past and history of Poland. In recognition for this he was decorated with the cross of knight commander of the order of polonia restituta by the President of the Polish Republic.


For the "Circa 1492" exhibition in Washington Prince Adam Karol represents for the first time both the Foundation and the Polish Nation. In the same year, he is involved and responsible of the Polish Pavilion during the Universal EXPO in Seville, Spain.


His mother, Princess Dolores dies in Madrid.


He marries Josette Calil in London on the 12th of December.

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