Composer, diplomat, and politician known for his 20 polonaises. He served as the Lithuanian Grand Treasurer and worked as a Russian senator.
He studied under Jozef Kozlowski. He also took violin lessons from Giovanni Battista Viotti.
He and Napoleon became acquainted during his visit to Italy in 1807.
His father Andrius was a Lithuanian nobleman and governor of Trakai.
He and David Newman were both famous composers.