Thursday, March 04, 2010

General Kazimierz (Casimir) Pulaski

Title: Kazimierz Pulaski near Częstochowa, Painter: Józef Chełmoński (1849–1914) Year: 1875, Painting in collection: National museum, Warsaw, Poland. Characteristics: oil on canvas, 87 x 144 cm.
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General Kazimierz (Casimir) Pulaski, during the American Revolutionary War, he saved the life of George Washington and became a general in the Continental Army. He died of wounds suffered in the Battle of Savannah. Pułaski is one of only seven people to be awarded honorary citizenship to the US.

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