Tadeusz Kosciuszko

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Birthday
4, 1746
Birthplace
Belarus
Death Date
Oct 15, 1817 (71)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
4, 1746
Birthplace
Belarus
Death Date
Oct 15, 1817 (71)

About

Remembered for fighting the Prussians and Russians in their military initiatives against the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, this war hero also aided the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.

Before Fame

In his youth, he attended the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture in Paris, France. In 1776, he traveled to America to serve the Continental Army in its struggle against the British.

Trivia

An outspoken human rights advocate, he included in his will instructions that his American fortune be used to assist, educate, and free slaves.

Family Life

Born in the town of Mereczowszczyzna (in modern-day Belarus), he later lived in France and America. He died in Switzerland at the age of seventy-one.

Associated With

He was a contemporary and good friend of third United States President Thomas Jefferson.