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Kazimierz Michał Wacław Wiktor Kostro-Pułaski h. Ślepowron

Also Known As: "Kazimierz Michał Wacław Wiktor Kostro-Pułaski h. Ślepowron (Kostro Pułaski)"
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Birthplace: Warsaw, Warszawa, Mazowieckie, Poland
Death: Died in Savannah, Chatham, Georgia, United States
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Son of Józef Pułaski h. Ślepowron and Marianna Kostro Pułaska
Brother of Paulina Suffczyńska; Józefa Sławoszewska; Malgorzata Skilska; Wiktoria Marianna Anna Pułaska; Anna Pułaska and 7 others

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About Casimir Pulaski, US Revolutionary Hero

Kazimierz Pułaski w Wikipedii po Polsku

Casimir Pulaski on Wikipedia in English

Casimir Pulaski, or Kazimierz Pułaski in Polish (March 6, 1745 – October 11, 1779), was a Polish soldier, nobleman, and politician who has been called "the father of American cavalry". A member of the Polish landed nobility, Pulaski was a military commander for the Bar Confederation and fought against Russian domination of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. When this uprising failed, he emigrated to North America as a soldier of fortune. During the American Revolutionary War, he saved the life of George Washington[4] and became a general in the Continental Army. He died of wounds suffered in the Battle of Savannah. Pulaski is one of only seven people to be awarded honorary United States citizenship.

-------------------- Kazimierz Michał Władysław Wiktor Pułaski herbu Ślepowron (ur. 6 marca[1] 1745[2][3] w Warszawie, zmarł z ran odniesionych w bitwie pod Savannah 11 października 1779) – bohater walk o wolność dwóch narodów, polskiego i amerykańskiego[4], jeden z dowódców i marszałek konfederacji barskiej, generał i bohater wojny o niepodległość USA. Nazywany „ojcem amerykańskiej kawalerii”. W 2009 roku amerykański kongres przyznał mu honorowe obywatelstwo USA. Urodził się 6 marca[5] 1745 w nieistniejącym dziś dworku Pułaskich w Warszawie (w pobliżu dzisiejszego adresu ul. Nowy Świat 53 róg ul. Wareckiej)[5]. Był synem starosty wareckiego Józefa Pułaskiego, bratem Antoniego i Franciszka Ksawerego, z Pułaskich wywodzących się ze wsi Pułazie. W Warce w dworku w Winiarach spędził dzieciństwo. Uczył się w szkole parafialnej w Warce, a następnie w szkole księży teatynów w Warszawie[14]. W 1762 został paziem księcia kurlandzkiego Karola Krystiana Wettyna. W Mitawie przeżył wyrzucenie księcia ze swojej stolicy przez wojska rosyjskie (1763). W 1764 podpisał elekcję Stanisława Augusta Poniatowskiego. http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazimierz_Pu%C5%82aski -------------------- http://www.tnportraits.org/pulaski-count-giles.htm

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Kazimierz Michał Wacław Wiktor Pułaski of Ślepowron; English: Casimir Pulaski; March 6, 1745[1] – October 11, 1779) was a Polish nobleman, soldier and military commander who has been called "the father of American cavalry". Despite his fame, until recently, there have been uncertainties and controversies surrounding both his place of birth and burial.

Pulaski was one of the leading military commanders for the Bar Confederation and fought against Russian domination of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. When this uprising failed, he emigrated to North America as a soldier of fortune, following the endorsement of Benjamin Franklin. During the American Revolutionary War, he saved the life of George Washington and became a general in the Continental Army. He created the Pulaski Cavalry Legion and reformed the American cavalry. He died of wounds suffered in the Battle of Savannah.

He has been remembered as a hero fighting for independence and freedom both in Poland and in 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 seven people to be awarded honorary United States citizenship.

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Casimir Pulaski, US Revolutionary Hero's Timeline

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