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Tadeusz Kościuszko
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Portrait by Karl Gottlieb Schweikart. Kościuszko is shown wearing the Eagle of the Society of the Cincinnati, awarded to him by General Washington (U.S.A.).
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Birth name Andrzej Tadeusz Bonawentura Kościuszko
Born (1746-02-04)4 February 1746
Mereczowszczyzna, Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth
Died 15 October 1817(1817-10-15) (aged 71)
Solothurn, Switzerland
Allegiance Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth (1765–1776, 1784–1794)
United States (1776–1784)
Service/branch Continental Army
Army of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth
Years of service 1765–1794
Rank Brevet US brigadier general, October 1783
Polish lieutenant-general, 1792
Unit Engineer, (Continental Army)
Naczelnik (commander-in-chief), (Polish Army)
Battles/wars

American Revolutionary War
Polish–Russian War of 1792

  • Battle of Zieleńce
  • Battle of Dubienka

Kościuszko Uprising

  • Battle of Racławice
  • Battle of Maciejowice
Awards
  • Order of Cincinnati
  • Virtuti Militari
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Andrzej Tadeusz Bonawentura Kościuszko (17461817) was a Polish, Lithuanian and Belarussian national hero, general and a leader of the Kościuszko Uprising (which bears his name) against the Russian Empire.Tadeusz was born in February 1746 on the Polish-Lithuanian border. He fought in the American Revolutionary War as a colonel in the Continental Army on the side of Washington. Because of his service he was brevetted by the Continental Congress to the rank of Brigadier General in 1783, and became a naturalized citizen of the United States that same year. He died in Solothurn,Switzerland on October 15,1817 due to typhoid fever.


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