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Casimir Pulaski

Polish: Kazimierz Michał Wacław Wiktor Pułaski h. Ślepowron
Also Known As: "Kostro-Pułaski"
Birthplace: Warszawa, Warszawa, Mazowieckie, Poland
Death: October 11, 1779 (34)
Savannah, Chatham, Georgia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Józef Puławski h. Ślepowron and Marianna Pułaska
Brother of Anna Pułaska h. Ślepowron; Józefa Sławoszewska; Małgorzata Skilska; Joanna Walewska; Franciszek Ksawery Piotr August Stanisław Pułaski h. Ślepowron and 7 others

Managed by: Andrzej Hennel
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About Casimir Pulaski

Casimir Pulaski (1745-1779) was a Polish nobleman, soldier and military commander who has been called, together with his counterpart Michael Kovats de Fabriczy, "the father of the American cavalry". Born in Warsaw and following in his father's footsteps, he became interested in politics at an early age and soon became involved in the military and the revolutionary affairs in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. Pulaski was one of the leading military commanders for the Bar Confederation and fought against Russian domination of the Commonwealth. When this uprising failed, he was driven into exile. Following a recommendation by Benjamin Franklin, Pulaski travelled to North America to help in the cause of the American Revolutionary War. He distinguished himself throughout the revolution, most notably when he saved the life of George Washington. Pulaski became a general in the Continental Army, created the Pulaski Cavalry Legion and reformed the American cavalry as a whole. At the Battle of Savannah, while leading a cavalry charge against British forces, he was fatally wounded by grapeshot, and died shortly thereafter. Pulaski is remembered as a hero who fought for independence and freedom in both Poland and the United States. Numerous places and events are named in his honor, and he is commemorated by many works of art. Pulaski is one of only eight people to be awarded honorary United States citizenship. Wikipedia EN

About Kazimierz Michał Wacław Wiktor Pułaski h. Ślepowron (Polski)

Kazimierz Michał Władysław Wiktor Pułaski herbu Ślepowron (1745-1779) – bohater walk o wolność dwóch narodów, polskiego i amerykańskiego[5], jeden z dowódców i marszałek konfederacji barskiej, generał i bohater wojny o niepodległość USA, wolnomularz. Nazywany „ojcem amerykańskiej kawalerii”. W 2009 roku amerykański kongres przyznał mu honorowe obywatelstwo USA. Wikipedia PL

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Casimir Pulaski's Timeline

March 6, 1745
Warszawa, Warszawa, Mazowieckie, Poland
October 11, 1779
Age 34
Savannah, Chatham, Georgia, United States