Tadeusz Kościuszko facts for kids
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|
4 February 1746|
Mereczowszczyzna, Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth
|Died||15 October 1817
|Allegiance||Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth (1765–1776, 1784–1794)
United States (1776–1784)
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)
American Revolutionary War
Andrzej Tadeusz Bonawentura Kościuszko (1746 – 1817) 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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