The New International Encyclopædia/Götzkowski, Johann Ernst

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GÖTZKOWSKI, gẽts-kŏv'skḗ, or GOTSKOWSKI, Johann Ernst (1710-75). A Prussian merchant and patriot, born at Konitz. In 1730 he removed to Berlin, where, supported by the patronage of the Crown, he introduced the manufacture of porcelain in 1761 at the request, it is said, of Frederick the Great. After the battle of Kunersdorf (1759), so damaging to Prussia, he used his influence with the Russian general who was laying siege to Berlin (1760), to guard the city against plundering, and to reduce the heavy tribute levied upon the inhabitants.