Casimir Pulaski

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Birthday
6, 1745
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Oct 11, 1779 (34)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
6, 1745
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Oct 11, 1779 (34)

About

American Revolutionary War hero whose cavalry tactics helped the Patriots win several crucial battles.

Before Fame

He was born into Polish nobility. Because he opposed Russian interference in Polish affairs, he was forced to flee his homeland.

Trivia

He was victorious at Brandywine and Germantown before being mortally wounded during the Battle of Savannah.

Family Life

His father was a well-known Polish lawyer.

Associated With

He introduced the cavalry tactics he had honed during Polish-Russian conflicts to George Washington and the American forces during the Revolutionary War.