American Revolutionary War hero whose cavalry tactics helped the Patriots win several crucial battles.
He was born into Polish nobility. Because he opposed Russian interference in Polish affairs, he was forced to flee his homeland.
He was victorious at Brandywine and Germantown before being mortally wounded during the Battle of Savannah.
His father was a well-known Polish lawyer.
He introduced the cavalry tactics he had honed during Polish-Russian conflicts to George Washington and the American forces during the Revolutionary War.